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Doug Johnstone Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund – Academic Writing Workshops – 7 November 2019

We were delighted that Doug Johnstone, fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, visited school on 7 November to deliver the first of two inspiring workshops with a group of senior workshops to pupils to help them bridge the gap between school and university writing.

Doug is the author of several young adult novels and some of our pupils were lucky enough to meet him at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August. As part of the Bridge Project, funded by the Royal Literary Fund, Doug will lead two workshops in school. He will focus on developing formal writing skills, bridging the gap between school and further/higher education.

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The skills and techniques covered will be of huge benefit to our pupils and will help them bridge the gap between school and university writing.

A bag was passed around by Doug during the first workshop and pupils were asked to take an object from the bag and then to collaborate and write in groups. These included an interesting variety of items!

Huge thanks to the Bridge project and Royal Literary Fund for these visits #informationliteracy #bridgingthegap.