Superheroes: Words are Our Power

An exciting new Writing on the Wall project for Schools and Young people supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Superheroes - Words Are Our Power is a 24-month school-based project which will develop literacy and engagement through the creation, by young people, of superhero short stories and comic strips. Workshops involving staff and volunteers will be held in schools, with the work of pupils being celebrated through publication and showcasing events. The project aims to improve literacy and increase integration of socially disengaged and under-achieving pupils, as well as the whole school. Additonally, it also demonstrates the benefits of schools working with professional creative arts organisations. Findings will be evaluated and best practice shared with other arts and school-based professionals. Writing on the Wall are calling on school pupils and young people across Merseyside to take up the challenge of creating a new generation of superheroes who will use the power of words to reclaim the superhero for good: good deeds, good words, good writing and illustrating. Our own writers and illustrators will lead a series of workshops on the history of comics, graphic short stories and novels, storytelling, creative writing and illustration. Pupils will create their own superhero, develop their ideas into short stories, and finally into an illustrated short story. Their work will be published, performed and celebrated at showcase events during the Writing on the Wall Festival.


Venue: Bluecoat. School Lane, L1 3BX
Date: Friday 6th May
Time: 12.30pm
Tickets: Free. No tickets required

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