It is interesting to watch as Heather steadily digs away in the Way Back Machine and draws out stimuli that she so effectively used with her students over twenty years ago. Young participants in her recent Stories by Me course enjoyed these quirky exercises just as much as the students she worked with back all those years ago.
“You have power over people Mrs Blakey. You can get everyone in the room to write. How do you do that?” asked Jason from Keon Park Primary.
“We belong to the force of Blakey” said Avril, a member of a small working group at Keon Park Primary School.
When writing or talking about the Soul Food Cafe one does have to keep in mind that its original purpose was not only to publish fun projects, for both primary and secondary school students that I was working with at the time but also to ensure that students had a readership. Primary school students who I met, years after I had worked with them told me that they still loved showing off work that had been published on the internet, back in the days when the internet was still youthful and uncluttered.
Colouring stories went down well with all ages. One favourite…
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