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Danger, drama, action!

Excursion Summary

Stage 2
Stage 3
45 minutes


In this quickfire writing workshop, students develop an adventure story featuring a flawed, underdog main character, whose abilities will be challenged by an escalating series of obstacles built to challenge them. We’ll discuss why perfect characters are boring, how to use a ‘plot mountain’ for story structure and how to use writing techniques to keep readers on the edge of their seats. 

Students will need a pencil and paper for this session. 

Curriculum Outcomes


  • EN2-UARL-01 Identifies and describes how ideas are represented in literature and strategically uses similar representations when creating texts 
  • EN3-UARL-01 Analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when creating texts 

Please note

This session, artworks, film and sound clips are protected by copyright and may not be recorded, reproduced or used in any way without the express written consent of the State Library of NSW. 

Booking Details




45 minutes

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