Seaton Tramway

KS3 ‘Picture This’ Creative Writing Workshops

Departing from Seaton Station, the tram will stop at Seaton Wetlands Halt where pupils will have time to observe this beautiful, wild environment, taking time to be quiet and immerse themselves in nature. They will be encouraged to look closely at the flora and fauna and explore their responses to what they see around them. They will then continue on to Colyton where they will try some free writing, study a nature poem and have a go at writing a short poem of their own.

3.5 hours including return tram journey from Seaton to Colyton

Curriculum links: English

KS3: writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including: well-structured formal expository and narrative essays; stories, scripts, poetry and other imaginative writing; plan, draft, edit and proofread by considering how their writing reflects the audiences and purposes for which it was intended; amending the vocabulary, grammar and structure of their writing to improve its coherence and overall effectiveness.

This session will support pupils to:

  • Plan, revise and evaluate their writing
  • Articulate and communicate ideas, and then organise them coherently.
  • Be aware of audience, purpose and context
  • Increase their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar
  • Think aloud to explore and collect ideas, draft and reread to check their meaning is clear

This session is also offered at Key Stage 2