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Philip Ardagh

Language: English
Genre: Humour, Inspiration
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

In this hilarious event, Philip gives pupils tips on creative writing and tells us more about his book series The Grunts. Watch this session to get some fantastic ideas of activities you can use in the classroom!

If you only do one thing

If you are pressed for time but still want to do an activity around Philip's event, why not create your own Grubtown Boardgame? 

Create a boardgame HWB 2-14a, EXA 2-06a, TCH 2-12a, TCH 2-14a

Creating a Grubtown board game is an ideal opportunity to bring in lots of different curricular areas! Pupils could: work out and write down the rules of the game, as well as lists of any equipment and scoring systems, design a board and pieces, design a box, put together a campaign to advertise the game, get the help of some ‘game testers’ (they could bring in younger pupils for this). There are lots of different characters and locations in Grubtown: your pupils might want to create different questions to answer about the various characters and locations which players will need to answer to advance in the game.

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

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

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