The English School: Creative Writing Workshop in Greek for Year 1 students
Writing is the painting of the voice! - Voltaire
Two of our Year 1 groups (1G and 1W) had the opportunity to attend a Creative Writing workshop in Greek which they have really enjoyed. Homer’s Odyssey was the inspiration for our students to compose their own fairy tale. The students were involved in interactive activities under the encouragement and guidance of our guest, Ms Tsiakka.
Ms Skevi Tsiakka is a very well-known story-teller who teaches in a Lyceum in Limassol and visits schools all around Cyprus to familiarise the students with the value of Creative Writing in school life.
Three more workshops will follow for the rest Year 1 groups on the 19th of April.
Greek Creative Writing lessons in the English School has been offered to Year 1 students for the last 5 years and since then it has expanded into a vibrant and interesting lesson which encourages students to use their imagination and to obtain a firm grasp of the Greek Language.
Creative writing helps students to realize the importance of story structure and examine all sides of a story, not just one perspective. Most importantly, in Creative Writing lessons students are in the process of asking and seeking their own answers about themselves, adulthood, values and senses; skills that typically cannot be obtained through other courses.
The Greek Department organised a Creative Writing Symposium in April 2015 and the aim is to promote this part of our curriculum both through our teaching and through our Creative Writing club.