With the end goal of being entered for the BSME creative writing competition, each student made a start on completing a short story inspired by the versatile theme of 'RISK'.
We started off with an opportunity to experience risk-taking, and the consequences that follow, with an energetic, and highly competitive, version of 'The Million Pound Drop' which led into a wide range of potential story ideas being collaboratively explored.
Students were then introduced to some challenging and sophisticated writing techniques such as zoomorphism and semantic field and encouraged to try and incorporate them within their stories before we stopped for a well-earned break and lovely creative writing afternoon tea. The next phase was to make a start and begin the writing process for their short stories. They were encouraged to get comfy, get creative and start writing within the ambient, calm yet purposeful environment that had been created for them.