Consultancy and Services: Portfolio of Projects
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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.
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.
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
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
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?
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)
Online Writing School: scheduled and bespoke online
courses for older children, groups of teachers or other adults.
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
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
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.