06 Jul Right to Write
Throughout the year, JRCS students have been working extremely hard on their Right to Write projects. There have been an impressive number of projects submitted to teachers across all departments and in order to recognise individuals’ efforts, students were selected throughout the whole school to attend a reward trip. They were also joined by the winners of the first ever Right to Write competition!
From the Student Voice feedback last year, it is clear that students really wanted to engage with different subjects on a creative level and so the trip was organised with this focus in mind. On Wednesday 28th June, a group of students from Years 7, 8 and 9 participated in a creative writing workshop hosted by The British Library called ‘Write Here’. Students were given a tour of the library and were even allowed to look at old manuscripts from great literary texts by authors such as Jane Austen to historical documents like the Magna Carta. In fact, there are so many books in The British Library that it would be impossible to read them in your lifetime (even if you read ten a day)!
After the tour, students enjoyed creating their own character based around the texts they had seen on the tour. They then worked as a group to produce a poem from what they had written in this time to perform to everyone. It really was an action-packed day and students rose to the challenge; they not only impressed their teachers but also our workshop leader who commented on the great creative flair of students in the group.
Undoubtedly, Right to Write has been an incredible success, not only for the individuals who participated in the workshop, but all students across the school. We continue to see a great improvement in KS3 literacy, which makes a huge impact on attainment at KS4. The Literacy Team would like to say a huge thank you to all staff and students for the effort and enthusiasm in the project this year and we hope to see many more exciting pieces in 2017/2018!