They spent the first day with a drama specialist, developing the ways in which they could use characters in their stories. They then stayed overnight in wooden cabins (Parent Trap style!) and students had the chance to use the sports facilities as well as a midnight feast and a game of Twister.
The second day, students got to grips with comic book writing. They had the chance to learn about the use of captions in comics and create a story of their own lives. Once they had completed the literacy side of the residential, students (and myself) took part in a series of activities where they got to: build a zip wire bridge; live as a Peruvian family and gain trust through a team work activity.
Article by Rachel MacAllister