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“Stranger Sagas” Teams English with Drama

A group of talented student creative writers have recently had their work published as part of the ‘Stranger Sagas’ competition organised by Young Writers. 

As part of the creative process, students were encouraged through their curriculum Drama lessons to explore the themes, issues and opening sentences provided by the competition. Workshops were carried out, followed by a written response to their experiences, abiding by the rules of the competition to create their submitted pieces. A record number of students were entered into the competition, with over two hundred students receiving commendation for their work. Students who were successful in their entries were able to see their stories published in a physical copy, available for them to keep. 

A record number of students were featured in the publication
A record number of students were featured in the publication
Team Leader of Drama, Sharon Godfrey explained the process: “There is well-researched evidence of Drama's efficacy to advance the teaching of writing with purpose; but Drama also ignites and inspires the creative mind through active participation which allows students to respond from an experience. This kindles the imagination on a much more deeper level. In the words of Einstein “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."