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Creative writing adventures

Excursion Summary

Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
English
Duration: 
90 minutes

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In this special creative writing experience, students will use the Library’s collections as a launching point for their own writing. As students tour the beautiful Library reading rooms and galleries, they will stop at designated points to engage in writing activities designed exclusively for this excursion. Devices will be used to compose each creative piece, which will then be collated electronically for students and teachers to share and revisit on their return to school.

Curriculum outcomes

Stage 3 

  • EN3-UARL-01 Analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when creating texts 
  • EN3-CWT-01 plans, creates and revises written texts for multiple purposes and audiences through selection of text features, sentence-level grammar, punctuation and word-level language

Stage 4 

  • EN4-ECA-01 creates personal, creative and critical texts for a range of audiences by using linguistic and stylistic conventions of language to express ideas 
  • EN4-ECB-01 uses processes of planning, monitoring, revising and reflecting to support and develop composition of texts 

Stage 5 

  • EN5-ECA-01 crafts personal, creative and critical texts for a range of audiences by experimenting with and controlling language forms and features to shape meaning 
  • EN5-ECB-01 uses processes of planning, monitoring, revising and reflecting to purposefully develop and refine composition of texts 

Before you visit

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Booking Details

Cost

$200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups of 16 – 30.

Availability

Monday - Friday during term time

Duration

90 minutes

Minimum Supervision Ratio

Kindergarten – Year 2 - 1 adult per 5 students
Year 3 – Year 6 - 1 adult per 10 students
Secondary students - 1 adult per 20 students