Over the past few years, Harton Primary has had the privilege of working with Lumb Bank writing retreat in Yorkshire. The children and staff stay at Lumb Bank for one week in an 18th-century mill owner’s house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of woodland with breathtaking views of the valley below.
The children work with well-known and successful authors of children’s books and undertake workshops and drama activities which inform their writing. In previous years, Year 6 children have had this opportunity. However, earlier this year, sixteen of our Year 5 children were chosen to attend. They worked with Liz Flanagan and Anthony McGowan, two amazing authors who gave the children invaluable advice and feedback on their work.
The children created an Anthology of their work which consisted of poetry, short stories and word association sentences. They produced some amazing writing and represented the school fantastically. What a great week we had!

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