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Cressida Cowell: Creative Solutions

Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Humour, Thriller
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

In this broadcast Cressida Cowell, best known for her series How to Train Your Dragon, explores what inspires her creative writing and introduces her series The Wizards of Once

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight, so here is one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the event.

Free writing Friday (LIT 2-20a, LIT 2-23a, LIT 2-24a, LIT 2-28a, ENG 2-31a)

In the broadcast Cressida talks about Free Writing Friday, her campaign to encourage creative writing for enjoyment. Give each of your pupils a jotter especially for free writing, then allow them 15 minutes every Friday where they can write and draw whatever they like. Teachers are allowed to read the stories, but not mark them! Free writing is purely about putting pen to paper and being creative. For more tips, see our article on getting started with creative writing in class.

For more activities based on Cressida's work, see our How to Train Your Dragon resources below.

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning (this link will open in a new window)website.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

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