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Here are some examples of our completed workshops, courses, residencies and other projects. You can see the fruit of eight years' online work with children and young people at Kids on the Net.

Adventure Island: has formed part of INSET training for teachers and workshops for children in Key Stages 2 to 4. Many of the examples were a result of workshops in Primary Schools at Key Stage 2/Transition. See also Foxford School's island "Undiscovered" for an example produced from a one-day workshop with a Year 10 group. (Ongoing)

Farewell to Margaret Glen-Bott: a "quilt" of memories from staff, former staff, pupils and former pupils of a school in Nottingham as it closed down. With Creative Partnerships. Delivered over a four-month residency with workshops in school for staff and pupils as well as an online element to solicit contributions from former pupils/staff. A virtual quilt like this would be appropriate for any time of change or celebration, to help bring a community together.

The Lonely Island: A hypertext/random story from Miss Leonard's class, Porchester Junior School, Nottingham, UK. Inspired by Michael Morpurgo's "Kensuke's Kingdom" (primary/secondary transition work), this is a tale of adventure - a whole class shipwrecked on a desert island! With 19 random beginnings and 17 random endings. More from Porchester School residencies.

Teeth and Dead Cats: workshop for Key Stage 2 pupils as part of the Nottingham Book Award. In another workshop the children created their own quiz: What animal are you?

Hypertext Haiku: for ages from 12 upwards, carried out with a variety of educational and community groups. Has also been used successfully as part of a one-hour presentation on new media writing at conferences for teachers and writers. (Ongoing)

trAce Online Writing School: scheduled and bespoke online courses for older children, groups of teachers or other adults. (Ongoing)

Daisy and the Intergalactic Travelling Salesmen: (Key Stage 2) working with writer Jamila Gavin and online with 28 schools in the UK, America and Australia as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Pirongia School's Dragon Naming Competition We worked with a school in New Zealand: Simon Widdowson judged a mini-competition for their dragon names as part of Dragonsville (see the teacher's report here).

Over The Rainbow: Teenagers (14-18) from Nottinghamshire Young Writers developed the concept of Outlaws and have woven some unusual characters into a story of terrorism in internet chat rooms. Also Robin Hood - the Time Warp: the 9-13-year-old group from Nottinghamshire Young Writers have written a gamebook type story in which they bring Robin hilariously into modern Nottingham and Sherwood Forest as it is today.


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