Creative Writing at St Fagans For Schools
Staff and Postgraduate students in the School of English run an annual creative writing session for Albany Primary School, Cardiff High School and Glantaf school at St Fagans Folk museum in March. It is aimed at Key Stage 2 & 3 (yrs 6, 7 and 8) children and teachers of creative writing helping to stimulate imaginative work and develop confidence, literacy and innovative thought. Pupils gain independent writing skills, a sharper awareness of self and the ambient world, and learn to make connections between their own experience and the wider geographic, social and material world (especially that of Wales). The event fosters creative engagement with both the known and the unknown, with place, home, past and with diverse, and unusual, artefacts. The Creative Writing session is led by published writers/lecturers in Creative Writing: Clare Potter, Shelagh Weeks, Bob Walton, Uschi Turoczy and Christina Thatcher, and is supported by postgraduate students at the University.