Welcome back to our amazing pupil-led blog!
In May 2019, Pencil Point was relaunched at St Mun’s Primary School by Mr Semple (Literacy Co-ordinator-Cowal), Mr Clark (Digital Lead, Argyll and Bute Council) and Mr McLaughlin (one of the council’s Modern Apprentices). At the beginning, Mr Semple encouraged pupils participating in the Pencil Point event to think about the different types of writing and the tools required to be a good writer. He then read Edwin Morgan’s “Glasgow 5 March 1971” to the children and their teachers – this was to become a valuable source of inspiration as Mr Semple revealed what was going to happen next.
Mr Semple had organised for the pupils to go on ‘a secret adventure’. This involved walking from St Mun’s Primary School to Holy Trinity Church on Kilbride Road armed with iPads. Pupils were instructed to take as many photographs as possible. At least one of the pictures was going to be used as inspiration when the pupils returned to their classroom settings.
On arrival at Holy Trinity Church, pupils and staff were greeted by Christine McIntosh – a former English teacher at Dunoon Grammar School. She spoke briefly about the church and its history and then pupils were given the opportunity to wander freely with their iPads. Some pupils even got the honour of climbing the stairs to the bell tower where Mrs McIntosh rang the bells.
A fascinating collection of images were captured on the day and then children – with the support of their teachers – produced some wonderful pieces of writing for this blog! There are poems, descriptions and imaginative pieces for you to enjoy.
It just goes to show that all our children need is a little inspiration…
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