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Young writers were called into action when a dragon invaded their school.

Communities / Fri 16th May 2014 at 08:24am

THE pupils at Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, Roydon, were tasked with writing about the mysterious goings on.

The children’s day took an unexpected turn when the school assembly was interrupted by scientists investigating the reports from eye witnesses – played by drama students from partner school, Burnt Mill Academy.

The rest of the day was spent writing; children explored the evidence left around the school building, they interviewed the scientists and eye witnesses, crafted news stories, wrote dragon stories, designed Wanted posters for the mysterious dragon, created detailed information texts, made up dragon themed riddles and much, much more

Headteacher Gill Doyle said the day was planned to engage the whole school in exciting literacy. She said: “This was the first of our new termly themed days, set up to inspire our pupils to write using an exciting stimulus as a starting point”.

“With our dragon invasion, the children had to write for a purpose and in a variety of ways. The children’s imagination was captured right up until the big reveal at the end of the day when our friendly dragon was welcomed into the school hall”.
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