Looking for an author to come and lead creative writing workshops at your school? Have classes full of Doctor Who fans? Want to inspire them to get reading and writing?
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Workshop – Monster Mash (One hour workshop, for up to 40 pupils)
Using a very special prop from the TV show, my stories and multimedia clips from Doctor Who, we create our own monsters and think about how they can be used in a story. The session gets your pupils thinking about creating characters, coming up with brilliant names, using vivid vocabulary and all the senses to build a complete picture of their creations and finally working the monster into an exciting story.
Workshop – Script Doctor (One hour workshop, for up to 40 pupils)
Doctor Who is known for its exciting openers. Using examples from the TV show and my own stories we look at the basics of scripts, writing strong and believable dialogue, building a location and creating a hook to grab your audience. At the end of the session, the pupils will have short scenes that they can act out to the group.
Doctor Who Superfan Superquiz (One hour talk and quiz for large groups)
Half author talk, half game show, the Superfan Superquiz sets out to find the biggest Doctor Who fans in your school. Teams for two classes go head to head, answering Doctor Who quick fire questions, testing their observation skills and even becoming a Weeping Angel. In between rounds I share how Doctor Who helped forge a lifetime love of reading and writing, enthusing the pupils to go out and do the same. Held in the school hall or possibly library, ideally with the ability to show video (although the session can easily be adapted if multimedia isn’t available)
Of course, other workshops cover a whole host of subjects from script-writing, comic strips and journalism. Your classes can learn how to create drama on stage, screen and radio, plot the perfect comic strip adventure, come up with compelling characters or put together an amazing magazine.