This summer holiday, from the eigth to the twelfth of August, I attended Creative Writing Camp at Rathdown Primary School. The camp was organised by Vannessa O'Loughlin, and taught by Claire Hennessy and David Maybury.
In the mornings, we did creative writing, and in the afternoon, digital stories. In creative writing, we covered a wide range of methods, including description, freewriting, and how fond you should be of you'r character. (If you like you'r character too much, you won't want to make them suffer, like all other characters do.)
After lunch, we did Digital Stories, we painted the interiors of cardboard boxes to be our scenes, and made plasticine figures for our characters.
Then we drew out our storyboards and started to take pictures and move the character a little for every picture. In the end we came up with three-minute movies.
During lunch and break, I socialised with my new found friends, catching up with what was happening to my old friends who moved to different schools, and talking to the odd child or two who would be joining my school in the school-year ahead.
Overall, I found going to a summer camp very enjoyable, and hope to go to another camp next year!
Photo credit - PinkSherbet on Flickr