English Department and Volunteer Pupils
The Giant Pencils is a creative writing group for S1 and S2 that meets weekly in B1. It was set up by staff from the English Department in order to provide support and feedback for those pupils interested in pursuing their own writing and also to provide opportunities for any member who wished to enter creative writing competitions at a national level.
The group aims to create a friendly and informal atmosphere that encourages the members to read their work aloud should they wish and also to share ideas and make helpful suggestions when required. Often a word, a theme or an idea is used to stimulate writing and the members then attempt to engage in the creative process during the weeks between meetings.
This is a member-led group. There are no deadlines or homework. Everything we do is to support members’ own writing.
New members are always welcome.
Here are some thoughts of how our members view The Giant Pencils.