Patron of Reading does Creative Writing!
Our Patron of Reading introduces Year 8s to creative writing, SF Said-style!
Fortismere’s Patron of Reading, SF Said spent the afternoon of Tuesday 15th November with some of our Year 8 students. He met them all last year as Year 7s, when they concentrated on reading (culminating in the wonderful Reading Champions evening in June). This year he is working on their creative writing skills. Each class had a short time to write, non-stop, something they would like to read. SF talked about his own efforts to re-draft (and re-draft, and re-draft…) which the students then did. Two fabulous sessions, and the Year 8s produced some imaginative “flash fiction”, some of which SF will be publishing on his blog (see link below). It wouldn’t be an SF visit if he didn’t mention the importance of reading! As he says, a writer is just a reader who has taken the next step to creativity!
To read SF's blog about this visit, click here: http://www.sfsaid.com/2016/11/patron-of-reading-fortismere-school_27.html