Day One of a three day visit to work with the schools in the Sevenoaks South Partnership, Kent and today is the launch of their Myst Writing Project. The schools taking part include: Anthony Roper Primary, Chevening C.E.Primary, Churchill C.E.Primary, Crockham Hill C.E. Primary, Dunton Green Primary, Edenbridge Primary, Fordcombe C.E.Primary, Four Elms Primary, Halstead Community Primary, Hever C of E Primary, Ide Hill C.E.Primary, Kemsing Primary, Lady Boswell’s C.E.Primary, Leigh Primary, Otford Primary, Penshurst C.E.Primary, Riverhead Infants’, St Katherine’s C of E Primary, St Lawrence C of E Primary, St Thomas’ Catholic Primary, Seal C of E Primary, Sevenoaks Primary, Shoreham Village School, Sundridge C.E.Primary and Weald Community Primary.
What a fun day! Thank you to Sarah Horton and her colleagues for organising a great event. The teachers attending today’s session will be building upon their training by having the opportunity to watch demonstration lessons, tomorrow at Edenbridge Primary, and on Friday, at Chevening C.E.Primary.
We were joined today by Jerome Monahan, who is writing a piece for Futurelab and their Vision magazine. A delight to meet a man with such passion and perception for many creative elements of education.
Jerome is a freelance journalist and school ‘workshop provider’. He was a teacher of English and head of Media Studies for ten years. He is an associate tutor and author for the British Film Institute, a regular trainer and writer for Film Education.
Jerome believes that, by speaking, playing games and performing, young people are far more likely to become engaged with stories; learning their detail and better grasping their moral and dramatic qualities.
Jerome has done some fascinating work with Edujam CIC providing lesson plans for active learning and onsite workshops looking at Greek Myths and a variety of Shakespeare’s plays, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Beowulf and Grimm’s wonder tales
We look forward to the chance of working alongside Jerome in his use of drama in schools around the country.
Before that, we are lucky enough to have the chance to work alongside the pupils and schools in the Sevenoaks cluster over the next two days. Watch this space.
Category: 1) Events and Training days