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“Keen to develop approaches that would have measurable impact, I explored ways to bring immersive, interactive creative writing activities into schools. I evolved techniques using mind mapping; drama; role play and visualisation, identifying which activities were most successful. My main aim was to offer approaches that teachers could implement in their own canada goose factory sale classrooms: approaches that inspired all pupils to engage with ideas, creative writing and story telling."

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canada goose parka outlet Wordtamer builds upon the cheap canada goose uk website. Developed over two years, the contents of the book were trialled with primary school children from Redlands Junior School, Peel Common Junior School and Siskin Junior School, and secondary school children from Cantell School. The book is designed to be used in primary and secondary schools and can easily be adapted for use in adult learning contexts. canada goose parka outlet

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canada goose jacket uk mens Katie Hadlow, a teacher at Redlands Junior in Fareham, where the book was trialled, said: “The techniques from this book have inspired my class. Before pursuing a career in academia, she worked in the field of learning support in both primary and secondary schools. She runs creative writing workshops and residencies in schools for both pupils and teachers, and also leads a range of creative writing activities for adults within the community canada goose jacket uk mens.

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