On Thursday 5 May, the Creative Writing Society celebrated the culmination of their collaboration with Winton Community Academy, led by president of the society, Ed Haslam-Jones (VIth Book, Trant’s).
This event was an opportunity for everyone to share their own writing styles and techniques. The writers had almost complete freedom. They could create a piece about anything, as long as it included seven motifs or common aspects. The pieces had a wide range of form and genre – ranging from realistic and dark traumatic pasts to comedic science fiction, and from short vignettes to stories longer than eight thousand words. Each writer demonstrated his or her amazing capabilities with language, form, and style, exploring different narrative styles and different ways to immerse the reader into each world of imagination.
This was as much an exercise in courage and confidence, as it was creative ability, as each piece was read aloud, discussed, and deconstructed. As a group, the writers explored different methods of dialogue and worldbuilding, expanding their own abilities for future projects.
The collaboration began in February with online sessions and Teams meetings. The writers worked on their stories over the Easter break and this final session was a chance to meet in person and share their work. An incredible work-ethic and passion for the art of creative writing was displayed throughout the months spent on the exercise.
We hope that we get the chance to have another collaborative project and we highly recommend the anthology, when it comes out.
6th October 2022
Local primary school children are invited to enter our wildlife poetry competition and attend a special lecture by renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville.
25th September 2022
Challenging the most gifted academic pupils, the Danckwerts Chemistry Prize and new Stewart McDowall Science Prize celebrate excellence in these fields.
27th June 2022
The inaugural Investor Society’s Dragons’ Den Pitching Night for budding entrepreneurs took place on Thursday 23 June.
11th June 2022
On Tuesday 24 May, the Warden held a dinner in the Lodgings to mark the award of an MBE, given to Tommy Cookson for services to education.
11th June 2022
Following a year-long programme of CPD for teachers run by the Physics department, the annual Festival of Physics will be taking place at Winchester College on Saturday 9 July.
9th May 2022
Currently studying for his A Levels, Oscar has launched a new Climate Newsletter to provoke discussion about climate issues and bring together important, scientific information into one place.