Pembrokeshire – Motivating & Inspiring Reluctant Writers Day 4

| June 22, 2009 | 2 Comments 

ysgol-glannau-012Back in Pembrokeshire. What a treat! Yesterday we were invited to a family BBQ on St Brides’ beach by Eva and Mark John, and their two daughters, Ellie and Lily, (photos posted at the bottom of this post).

Today we’re in Ysgol Glannau Gwaun Primary School in Fishguard working with pupils, teachers and visiting teachers. Lessons with Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 explored the imaginary landscapes and the people ‘who lived’ there. Each class was up for the challenges and produced some stunning pieces of writing.

The Year 1 and Year 2 pupils joined us from down the road, a short walk away.

Then the Year 3 and Year 4 classes

The afternoon saw the Year 5 and Year 6 classes exploring jungle-like landscapes.


And the BBQ pictures – Thank You, Eva, Mark, Ellie, Lily and Bob.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Eva John says:

    ‘Are you up for a challenge?’ is the question you ask the children, particularly the boys, but it’s just as appropriate for us as teachers. Are we prepared to be more adventurous in how we engage, energise and enthuse our pupils?
    What I particularly loved was the way you encouraged the children, in a humorous but respectful manner, to take responsibility for their own reactions and responses.
    It was very moving to hear them read their work aloud, without being asked, spontaneously following one after the other, achieving a sense of harmony, creativity and quiet pride. You harness everyone’s natural curiosity to great effect and, like the children at the end of the Myst session, we are left wanting to explore ideas further. So we are all looking forward to welcoming you and Sarah back to Pembrokeshire in the autumn to deliver further training.
    A huge thank you for this wonderful series of sessions when you succeeded so brilliantly in motivating and inspiring reluctant writers.

  2. blog says:

    Well thank YOU Eva, for organising a thoroughly enjoyable week. Your schools and children are a credit to all the hard and creative work that goes on in Pembrokeshire. We are both looking forward to seeing everyone for the next steps in the Autumn. See you soon.

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