Listening to the news this morning, I was very interested to learn how Heathfield Primary School in the north of the country were using blogs as a way to help children to develop their writing. It is reported that this has had a positive affect particularly on boys who are now becoming more engaged with writing and producing some very lengthy stories. This is worth noting because boys have historically struggled with writing and reading and have generally underperformed in comparison to girls. As a result the school is now being used as a role model to other schools in the country.
As two of my children also struggle with writing, I am always interested to hear about creative ways of engaging children like mine. I also enjoyed reading the childrens’ creativity. Well done Heathfield!