This Friday Cleo Hanaway, one of our Student Ambassadors on the Great Writers Inspire project, will be running a workshop with some sixth form students (year 12s) at a local school. This will be quite a test for writersinspire.org and the first time that we will have shown the site to students from the pre-University sector.
Cleo has worked with the teacher to find out what the students will be studying in the next academic year so that she can tailor the session and demonstrate some materials relevant to their course. The students will be given the opportunity to search the site and offer feedback on their user experience. Then Cleo will set the students the task of writing 100-300 words on their great writer with the aim that the best contributions are published on the Great Writers Inspire blog.
This workshop will form part of our evaluation activities and will hopefully show how successful the site is at engaging school students in the subject area and giving them a flavour of university study. Cleo will post a report on the Great Writers blog with her findings.