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A primary school in Oxford has devised storytelling hopscotch patches as a way of helping KS1 and KS2 pupils' writing skills.
As part of the Talk to Write initiative, Oxford's Storytelling Museum has come up with a unique way of encouraging pupils at Pegasus Primary School to relate fairytales, using hopscotch in the playground.
Situated in a deprived area of Oxford, seven fairytales on different flagstones have an inspiring effect on pupils to retell and then, in pairs, write down the fairytales they land on.
Headteacher, Gill Hudson, believes the game to very popular and explains how it has helped raise standards in creative writing significantly.
Judy Clark, the talk advisor from the National Literacy Trust, discusses the importance of talking prior to writing.
Part of the series: Good Practice