Recent English and Drama work in Year 8 has involved the pupils reading the wonderful Scary Play. This is a story that is presented as a script. The pupils have been comparing this style of text with the stories that we usually read.
All class members have completed a piece of written work themed around Scary Play. They were asked to describe a haunted house and some of the feelings that it might generate.
One of the aims was to include some amazing adjectives in our stories to help our descriptions sound even spookier. The students were encouraged to self-edit their work to improve the stories further.
The final stories will be written up and then presented as a Year 8 display in the English classroom. We will also be developing some of the ideas in the Scary Play as part of our weekly drama lessons.