I have just found a little primary school hiding in the hills beside the M5 called St Mary’s. Well, it wasn’t really hiding, but it was well-hidden. It’s beside a church and green fields and tall trees and if you didn’t go down the back lanes looking for it you would not know it was there.
Today I visited Priory Class and I made them ‘think sideways’. The students played word games and had fun trying to think of different ways an elephant might walk down the road.
Before I visit them again next week they will have written a story – hopefully a spooky or scary story – definitely a page turner. They were already brimming over with exciting words and ideas. There will be many cats but will they be made of concrete or painted or even green moss cats?
My visit was part of the Threshold Prize, writers in schools programme. This is a great way of inspiring children to write.