Writing prizes awarded to Honiton pupils

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 June 2015

Year 6 pupils from the Honiton Learning Community at Thelma Hulbert Gallery who recently finished the Invigorwrite course. Ref mhh 9276-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Year 6 pupils from the Honiton Learning Community at Thelma Hulbert Gallery who recently finished the Invigorwrite course. Ref mhh 9276-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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The year five and six pupils have been led through six workshops by Lyme-based creative writing specialists Invigorwrite!

Education staff and parents visited Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) to see pupils from Honiton Learning Community put on a creative writing performance.

The year five and six pupils have been led through six workshops by Lyme-based creative writing specialists Invigorwrite!

As part of the THG finals, Invigorwrite! directors Janis Lane and Phil Whitehead presented a slideshow of the course and played audio recordings of Haiku poems written and read by the children.

They also presented gold, silver and bronze awards as part of an Invigorwrite! 500-word short story competition. Students also read out their own short stories.

Janis said: “We are grateful for the support of the Honiton Learning Community and local venues, in particular THG.

“Angela Blackwell and her team have really gone the extra mile in welcoming us and fostering links between gallery exhibitions and the children’s writing, which have been an enormous benefit.

“We hope to work with them again in future.”

Angela Blackwell, THG’s curator, added: “It was absolutely thrilling to see the primary school children draw inspiration from our exhibition to write their first piece of fiction. There were some amazing poems and stories.”

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