Theme: A Bevis Adventure
At Coate Water and the Richard Jefferies Museum.
A day exploring parts of the story of Bevis by Richard Jefferies. A study of location and the imagination: story-mapping, character development, language and description.
9:30 to 9:45 – Introductions. Some safety talk.
9:45 to 10:00 – Explore the gardens, gather ideas, run about. Collect things for stories.
10:00 to 10:30 – Museum tour and some background to the life of Richard Jefferies and his autobiographical character Bevis.
10:30 to 10:45 – Snack and runabout.
10:45 to 12:00 – Explore Bevis land with map by EH Shepherd, and staorytelling. Discussion of real life and fiction. How the imagination can enhance real experience. Language, description, character and dialogue.
12:00 to 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 to 1:15 – GROUP 1: Work with an artist to create 3D story map.
12:30 to 1:15 – GROUP 2: Work with a writer to create an adventiure story. Words and pictures.
1:15 to 14:00 – GROUP 1: Work with a writer to create an adventure story. Words and pictures.
1:15 to 14:00 – GROUP 2: Work with an artist to create 3D story map.
14:00 – FULL GROUP sharing and summing up and goodbyes.
Up to thirty (approx) students of any age can be accommodated.