Advanced Skills Teacher in Literacy, Drama and Creativity Sarah Nunn is running workshops in many of the primary and secondary schools throughout May and June.
Here she brings the books to life by reading extracts and engaging the students in a range of drama techniques - freeze-frame, mime, improvisation, body-sculpturing etc. - all focussing on the books. At the City of London Academy, students in three year 7 groups all borrowed copies of the books they had worked on with her - Counting on Leroy, The London Eye Mystery and The Thing With Finn - after a 2 hour workshop in the library.
Sarah is visiting the following schools on the dates indicated:
- 29th April: City of London Academy
- 2nd May: City of London Academy
- 19th May: Peckham Academy and Oliver Goldsmith
- 20th May: Peckham Academy and Oliver Goldsmith
- 21st May: St Thomas the Apostle
- 23rd May: Peckham Academy and Oliver Goldsmith
- 2nd June: Eveline Lowe
- 3rd June: Redriff and Bacons Academy
- 4th June: St Johns and Bacons
- 6th June: Albion Primary
- 9th June: Alma Primary
- 11th June: Southwark Park
- 19th June: St Michaels and St Georges
Thursday 10th July 2008:
- City of London Academy Event: Year 7 pupils from City of London Academy plus Year 6 pupils from Southwark Park, Alma and Eveline Lowe primary schools
- Thomas the Apostle College Event: Year 7 pupils from St Thomas the Apostle College plus Year 6 pupils from St Mary Magdalene primary school
There will be prizes for Keenest Readers and Best Review, a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-style quiz with teams from each school, visiting authors (Pete Johnson at City of London Academy who will be signing copies of his books), storytellers, video clips and interviews with pupils in all the schools, presentations from each school, certificates and refreshments!
Each participating school will run its own vote for their favourite book and these will then be forwarded to the Award co-ordinator by 4th July 2008. Announcements for the winning book will be made at the Final events being held by each group of schools in the week beginning 7th July 2008.