Chagword Literature Festival utilised funding from the Annual Fund to programme work as part of the Chagword’s Children’s Bookfest in a local primary school. The Creative Writing Blitz, a programme of writing workshops, was delivered over two days at Chagford Primary School. The first day featured Claire Barker, who worked with the children through the whole age range to encourage imaginative writing and story making.
Speaking of the impact of the grant to Chagword Literature Festival had on the local primary school, head teacher, Liz Wiseman said:
“We have had a fantastic start to our new term with children’s author Claire Barker visiting us to share her books and conduct some workshops with all the pupils. Many thanks must go to the Chagword Literary Festival who kindly organised and funded this unique experience for our pupils. Claire was wonderful and the children have gained so much from her input into their day. The idea behind the venture was to help inspire our young writers to enter the Chagword short story competition in February. I think that from Claire’s feedback we will have plenty of creative pieces of writing entered from Chagford C E Primary School.”