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.
5th December 2023
The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide has named Winchester College its Southeast Independent Secondary School of the Year 2024.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
9th June 2023
Dr Cullerne, Head of Faith Circles, delivered last Friday's address in Chapel inspired by a talk in Faith Circels given by a pupil, entitled 'Blind Faith'.
22nd May 2023
A mock General Election was held at the College as part of the Widening Perspectives society's aim to expose pupils to a wide range of views and opinions.