Upper primary school children from member schools across the region gathered virtually to share their stories on Every object tells a story - diverse lands in our hands.
This is the theme of this year's month-long LAHC Young Writers' Virtual Camp, in association with Collins, in which students have been developing their writing skills. LAHC has collaborated with British author Joanne Owen where 60 primary students have been learning how to craft a story around a cultural object and share aspects of their country and culture with other children from LAHC schools.
In the first session, held on 20th October via Zoom, students and teachers participated in a workshop with Joanne to "Build your writer’s toolkit and getting ready to write." Students produced an original piece of writing of no longer than 1,000 words, in English, Spanish or Portuguese, featuring a cultural object of their choice. The final stories, submitted at the beginning of November, have been published here. In the second session students met on Zoom to share their work with each other.
The writing will be published on the LAHC website and students will receive a certificate of participation.
Joanne is the author of several books for children and young adults, among them the Martha Mayhem series and You Can Write Awesome Stories, an activity-packed guide to creative writing. She is passionate about inspiring a love of stories in young people, and experienced at delivering writing workshops to primary and lower secondary students.