Friday December 15, 2017

literature and spoken word

authors' visits
Eastside can arrange for your favourite authors and illustrators to visit your school to talk about their stories and characters, read from their work and lead participatory sessions with individual class groups. A truly inspiring day full of creativity. Authors' visits can be arranged to tie in with World Book Day, Book Week and other themed events at your school.

Project suitable for:
early (0 - 5), ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
book club / teen reads
Starting up a Book Club is an ideal opportunity for avid readers to share and discuss their latest literary discoveries and find inspiration for exciting and enjoyable new reads. Sessions are often led by writers or reviewers that can add a new dimension to the titles being explored. This workshop is available as a regular club or as a one off forum for discussion.

Project suitable for:
ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
creative writing
Pens at the ready... Our creative writing workshops are designed to teach you how to access your imagination and write creatively, exploring various genres including playwriting, screenwriting, fiction and poetry. You will have the opportunity to create characters and develop and write your own original compositions as you work with a writer to explore a variety of topics including characterisation, dialogue, plot, structure, narrative and those all important openings and endings.

Project suitable for:
ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
debate club
Debate Club will help you to make presentations and voice your opinions. You will learn the fundamentals of debating and will have the opportunity to participate in your own debating tournament. This workshop will also give you the chance to listen to and analyse famous speeches and to write your own speeches in defence of a subject you feel strongly about.

Project suitable for:
ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
famous speeches
The art of public speaking was first developed by the ancient Greeks but it is still an extremely important skill and crucial to success in politics and in articulating your views. The best speeches are rousing, motivational, inspiring and persuasive. You will research and study selected famous speeches from historical figures, world leaders and great orators to analyse exactly what makes them great, famous or memorable. You will then be challenged to use those elements to write a great speech for the twenty-first century and deliver your speech to an audience.

Project suitable for:
ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult

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