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RTS Writing Club

RTS Writing Group

Do you enjoy writing? Maybe you like writing your own poetry, stories or opinion pieces? Why not come along to our friendly and relaxed group? You will find a calm space for you to grow as a writer and have the opportunity to work with professional writers.

RTS Writing Group

I have run the writing group at Ralph Thoresby for eight years now. It is a highlight of my week! Pupils from every school year attend and get to try out different writing forms. It’s a chance to be free in our writing, to work off curriculum and experiment  in a relaxed and friendly environment. Despite the fact I have a less formal approach than in ordinary lessons, I think that pupils still benefit greatly in terms of improvements in the maturity of their ideas and writing styles. It really benefits pupils to work and socialise with pupils across the year groups! Ms Wolstenholme

We have:

  • Produced anthologies of writing
  • Performed spoken word in the Theatre
  • Held an arts café style afternoon with music, dance and spoken word.
  • Recorded soundtracks of our work.
  • Worked with a professional writer every year (sponsored by Headingley Literature Festival – thanks so much))
  • Had the first chance to attend the world renowned Arvon Foundation courses
  • Written and read short stories, short plays and poems
  • Written and performed group pieces.
  • Watched performance and taken part in The Otley Literature Festival
  • Got into the finals at Leeds Peace Festival
  • Won awards with the Rotary Writing Competition

We will meet most weeks in C109 from Thursday 23rd September. A drink and biscuit are provided. All we ask is you come with an open and curious mind!

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