Alien touches down at Holy Trinity school

It was Writing Week at Holy Trinity First School – but not as we know it!

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 3:28 pm
Pupils received certificates from Northumbria Police officers for their investigative work.

All pupils from the Berwick school took part in a project aimed at boosting writing skills which centred on a mysterious event.

The children were shocked to discover a spaceship on their school field when they arrived on Tuesday morning. The police were called and soon enlisted the children’s help in taking witness statements. As the week progressed, the pupils became very excited as they discovered further clues and several emergency assemblies were called.

A local journalist visited on Wednesday and trained the pupils in news reporting and a space scientist asked them to write persuasive letters on Thursday. Finally, the alien herself put in an appearance on Friday and seemed quite happy to be interviewed.

As part of the initiative, the pupils were asked to write a report for The Berwick Advertiser. The winning article was by Ruby Scorey in Year 4.

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The project, led by teacher Andrea Crane, was aimed at getting the children to think about different styles of writing and the importance of good writing skills.

She said: “There are lots of benefits to writing week: it creates opportunities for the children to write with a purpose; encourages imaginative language and gives them inspiration to write in a variety of styles. And it’s really good fun! We’re already thinking about the next one.”