Inspiring the next generation to 'Scribble A Script'

Inspiring the next generation to 'Scribble A Script'

Further and higher education art students teamed with a group of authors to inspire paintings from poetry from more than 50 secondary pupils at our ‘Scribble A Script’ event.

Young people from Stockport Academy and St Anne’s High School visited Stockport College’s Creative Art Department on Wednesday 22ndJanuary for an insight into post-16 education and tips on interpreting poetry for their English GCSEs.

Poets, including Randall Horton, Andy Millican and David Keeworth from performance website Write Out Loud, supported Stockport’s young people to write different types of poetry alongside author Lisa Bowers, while Stockport College staff and students showcased different ways of visualising their poems using lightboxes, stop animation and ink.

HE Outreach Officer, Catherine Cooper, said: “Scribble A Script was a curriculum enrichment opportunity for pupils in partnership with Greater Manchester Higher, an organisation that helps people access higher education. A lot of English teachers say children struggle to visualise poetry and Stockport College students led the way in supporting their understanding that poetry can be interpreted in many different ways.”

As well as insights into student life, pupils broadened their understanding of rhyming couplets, shape poetry, limericks and the spoken word during the event, which came out of a similar art project for Stockport College students based on competition-winning poetry from learner, Abbie Walker.

Catherine added: “It was really fun day. It was interesting hearing the conversations between schoolchildren, BTEC art students and HNC Creative Media learners during the event, raising the aspirations of these young people by demonstrating different pathways to Higher Education.”