YEAR 6 STUDENTS PRODUCE OUTSTANDING DESCRIPTIVE WRITING
A group of six Year 6 students at Trinity Academy Richmond have produced some outstanding descriptive writing following a series of workshops with Miss Weston, Lead Teacher for English. Miss Weston visited the students over a six-week period to work on a project based around District Six/Apartheid in South Africa. The aim of the project was to develop the students’ understanding of a key topic they had been studying by showing them how we would study a similar topic at secondary school.
During the six weeks, the students focused on a poem, ‘Nothing’s Changed’ by Tatamkulu Afrika and the history of District Six in Cape Town. The students spent time looking into the history of District Six, and then explored the poem and Afrika’s ideas.
Miss Weston said: “I really enjoyed working with the Year 6 students on this project. They showed a wonderful sense of curiosity in exploring the topic and poem – the poem selected has been used in a GCSE Anthology, so I was impressed with the level of their understanding and insight. They each produced a really thoughtful and sensitive account of the destruction of District Six. From the very first session, I was made to feel welcome – the students are a credit to their school. I look forward to seeing them at Richmond School in September.”