Eltham’s first-ever Creative Writing trip with Year 7 and 8 Students

Eltham’s first-ever Creative Writing trip was a huge success!

Last week saw three members of staff and twenty-five budding writers from Year 7 and 8 take part in Eltham’s first-ever Creative Writing trip.

Braving the rush-hour M25, the students and teachers headed for Norfolk. In the morning, blessed by sunshine, they conducted a literary walk around the city centre. As part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival, important locations in this pretty, medieval city were marked out and celebrated with specially commissioned poems.

Particularly attractive was the Plantation Garden, once a chalk pit, now a city-centre oasis. After a quick visit to the lovely Book Hive (and one or two purchases), they went to the National Writing Centre. Located in a converted medieval building called Dragon Hall, they were all lucky enough not only to enjoy a guided tour but also to complete a fantastic workshop with local poet, Daisy Henwood.

They finished the day with students enthusiastically discussing their writing and staff chatting about moving to Norfolk (one day).