Maida Vale PS teachers go back to the classroom

TEACHERS at Maida Vale Primary School will learn the Seven Steps to Writing Success program at a training day this month.

In just five minutes, they will be able to write five sizzling starts to five different stories, script a furious fight between two people and brainstorm 10 story ideas in groups.

The program, designed by an author and former teacher Jen McVeity, breaks writing down into seven simple techniques that can be taught in just 20 minutes a day.

“Writing is hard and complex work, so we have to make it simple for young people,” she said.

“That enables students to feel successful and to learn faster.”

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