We recently had the pleasure of being joined by Author Darren Chetty on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar about increasing diversity and representation in children’s literature and classrooms, helping to allow children to see themselves in the books they read. Check out Alice Bunker-Whitney’s blog on the session including the importance of representation in the classrooms.
Superheroes stand up for what is right and change the world for the better, with this, WoW’s literacy in schools project is doing just that!
Superheroes: Words are our Power is a pioneering four-year project (2019-22) funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation More and Better fund that’s exploring new creative writing strategies for primary schools. Using Superheroes as a force for change we’re helping children use their imaginations through creative writing, play and story creation. Whilst also supporting teachers to put creativity back into the curriculum.
The project aims to:
Increase children’s creativity, confidence and resilience
Help encourage positive attitudes to engagement and learning
Encourage a child-centred approach to English and writing
Give teachers the tools to develop their own creative practice in the classroom.
Superheroes: Words are our Power, provides a Professional Writer in Residence to all schools, working with the whole of key stage 2 across the school term.
The children and teachers have the opportunity to explore different forms of creative writing, through the writer’s expertise and passion!
We are lucky to work with poets, authors, comic book writers, spoken word artists and playwrights.
Alice from WoW works with year 5 for the whole term, creating stories and comic strips based on superheroes that reflect them and the world they live in. These stories are then published into a professional comic book, with each child receiving their own copy.
The next fantastic four years we are working with eight schools in Merseyside;
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