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Last Friday Year 4 girls with a way with words joined forces with Year 9, who supported them to produce a gripping short story.

With the guidance of Mr Nicholson, Mrs Cunliffe and the eager Year 9 mentors, Year 4 pupils followed the steps to create an engaging piece of writing of their choice. They had creative freedom to think outside the box, brainstorming using inspiration from images of a range of potential settings and an intriguing mystery object they had to include. Year 9’s advice mixed up their usual classroom learning and teaming up was a unique way to help them boost their English skills.

Both mentors and pupils found the event rewarding. A Year 4 pupil said, “I didn’t know I had such good ideas. The Year 9s helped me realise that, and I’m going to write my own story now!”

“I think we all benefitted,” commented the Year 9 group. “The Year 4s learnt from us and they reminded us of things we had forgotten about.”

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