20 June 2020
Posted by Lucy Pearce
11-14 Age Group, 12 Attending. 15-18 Age Group, 8 Attending
This week, the young writers were exploring PERSPECTIVES, and how these can be different amongst characters. To warm-up, we all thought of a rime we realised we had totally misunderstood something - could be funny or serious. One young writer said they once spread lip-balm on their toast instead of butter!
After this, we thought of a time in which we saw the world differently to someone else, e.g. you think rollercoasters are the best thing in the wolrd, but your friend is terrified of them.
Then, reading through Noughts And Crosses, the young writers were shown an example of two characters who had different outlooks on the world and therefore interacted differently. One character was wealthy, while the other was poor.
Now, the writers were asked to think of thier own characters and think of an experience that these two characters could experience in different ways.
How do they know/relate to each other?
What is the event/experience they are going to share?
Why will they experience it in two different ways?
Have they misunderstood each other in some way?
What might they secretly feel that they don't want to tell the other?
Once answering these questions, the writers set out to write an experience from two different perspectives.
To finish the session, we played a game of 1 line at a time. The story went as follows:
The ocean floor was crawling with peculiar specimens,
The mermaid was very confused.
"What's that?" Ian asked, his ears the size of watermelons.
"Not sure," came a voice from a nearby cave.
They came up to a door, but it was closed. They looked at the door, screaming about how closed it was. Ian's ears grew bigger.
"Ian," Joseph says, "come here and stop playing with the ear serum.
He dropped the serum and the floor grew ears.
Ian and Joseph fell into an ear.
When they woke up, they noticed they were in another land full of ears.
The ears started attacking them with deadly ear wax and earring hoops. Will they make it out alive?
Well, you'll have to come back next week to find out!