Our rolling story, Oranges in no-man’s land by Elizabeth Laird, was a first here at Backwell. Each Y8 Tutor Group heard a 10 minute instalment at the start of every lesson throughout the day until by 3.30pm they had reached the satisfying conclusion. The logistics were complicated as you can imagine, involving 9 classes, 7 lesson periods and 63 storytellers and of course, finding a story with suitable content and of suitable length was not easy either (Thank you Mrs Gibson and Mrs George)! Mr McGloin provided tutors with a thought provoking concluding session for the following day so that students could discuss the issues they had encountered through the medium of story-telling. We have been receiving great feedback from students AND staff ever since.
Many comments have been, “We should do it more often!” The library Ladiez quite agree and might roll it out to Y7 next year – or we may not even wait that long!