Creative writing activity for group/workshop

School Days


a) to create a credible character

b) to place the character in a situation that is difficult and present her/his reaction


plenary if done in class, then individual work


‘The Lesson’ by Edward Lucy-Smith, ‘First Day at School’ by Roger McGough, ‘Back in the Playground Blues’ by Adrian Mitchell



Brainstorm what sort of information would interest you in a human being that you don’t know, but would like to get to know.

With these create as complete a character of a school child.

Imagine what could be happening at school on particular day or in general that will be important or traumatic for this child.

Describe the child at a moment either on the way to school or in the playground with the result of the above.

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