The Last Wish in the World
A full day creative workshop for primary schools. Designed to raise attainment in writing.
On a cold winter's night, a wizard arrives in a city with a mysterious box containing the last with in the world... but what happens next?
Led by an experienced actor/facilitator, pupils are encouraged, through role play and drama, to make choices about setting, character and dialogue. They then work with their teacher to refine ideas into shared pieces of writing. The sessions are designed to consolidate and build upon prior literacy learning to raise attainment in writing.
Each classes' work is then edited into an online book to share with a wider audience. Additional follow-up activities are suggested to extend work still further.
Suitable for Key Stage 2
Can involve up to 3 classes
30 minute introductory drama workshop with follow-up classroom task
3 x 60 minute workshop with each class
Refine and reinforce grammatical understanding and knowledge of linguistic conventions for writing
Support effective writing and an understanding of adapting language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
Create roles and improvise/devise their own performances