Archive for November 18th, 2009

Rhondda – Oracy Into Writing – Some thoughts

| November 18, 2009 | 0 Comments 

rhondda 057I am a student in the third and final year of a primary teaching degree at Swansea Metropolitan University.

I became interested in using ICT to inspire children when I was presented with an assignment concerned with improving boys writing. I talked to a class of comprehensive school aged children about their most memorable and enjoyable writing lessons, to this came a unanimous response.. lessons with Mr Williams and Myst.

I was intrigued, a little dubious but began my research. I contacted Tim Rylands to ask for his advice he kindly invited me to his presentation in Rhondda Heritage Park. Continue Reading

Rhondda – Oracy Into Writing Project Launch Day 1

| November 18, 2009 | 18 Comments 

rhondda 002The launch day of  The Oracy Into Writing Project, which will see us returning, to carry on the work started today, and to work in schools in the region.

We are grateful to Mark Carrington and his colleague head teachers, for their superb organisation of this project.

Today we were joined by over 170 staff from schools around the region, here at The Rhondda Heritage Park. Continue Reading