Zetland Park Fountain Tales: Creative Writing Resource

Welcome to the Zetland Park Fountain Tales: Creative Writing Resource

Inside the Teacher’s Guide below and the supporting series of 12 creative writing tip videos you will find all the information that you need to deliver engaging literacy lessons that explore the mystery of the missing statue from the top of the Zetland Park fountain. The fountain is the only surviving element of the original park, and is depicted on a commemorative medal struck in 1882 to celebrate the opening of the park.

The videos and accompanying teaching resources and activities cover: genre, setting and atmosphere, characterisation, narrative voice, and different forms of writing. The short videos introduce these areas through three different characters linked to aspects of Zetland Park – a Victorian Lady linked to the opening of the park in 1882, an archaeologist on the dig site explored in 2019, and a fairy in the ten-door woodland fairy trail within the park. 

The learning material included are best suited to pupils aged 8 – 11 years.  You can use the resources any way you please, dipping in and out of activities as required.

To celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Zetland Park in 2022, school children are invited to enter their stories into our Fountain Tales Creative Writing Competition. Entries close on 1st June 2022 and winners will be announced on 20th June 2022. Winning entries will be read out at the Grand Re-Opening Ceremony on 28th August 2022, will be placed on Victoria Williamson’s website, www.strangelymagical.com and will also be published as an e-Book on Borrowbox.

Submit you stories via email to Zetland@Falkirk.gov.uk and please include the following information:

  • Students Name
  • Name of school and class (if applicable)
  • Contact information (email and telephone number) so that we can notify you of the winners

The privacy notice for the Fountain Tales Competition can be found here.

Good luck!

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