Pupils from six local primary schools immersed themselves in a world of imagination at Hampton School’s Cabinet of Curiosities Creative Writing Workshop.

The workshop provided aspiring authors in Year 5 with the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. Teams of pupils were provided with a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ ranging from feathers to gems and butterflies to wands. The pupils worked through a range of activities to produce their own story based around one of the objects, developing their creative flair and honing their writing skills along the way. During the workshop, Hampton School Sixth Formers provided mentoring to the visiting Year 5 pupils and it was wonderful to see plenty of creative writing talent on show as their stories began to take shape.

One of the organiser’s of the event, English teacher Mrs Helen Booker, praised the young writers for their wonderful stories:

Our visiting Year 5 pupils dug deep into their imaginations to build story ideas based around a curious object.  Lots of creative and intriguing stories emerged from these talented writers.  I hope they will keep writing!

Well done to all the budding authors who took part in this year’s workshop!



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