Becky is a British teacher and writer with experience teaching in Hong Kong and the UK. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Manchester and completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education from the University of East Anglia. Becky has taught students of all ages and has a particular interest in teaching literacy and creative writing. As a fiction writer and poet herself, Becky has published short stories and poetry in American and UK literary journals, and was a finalist, shortlisted finalist and semi-finalist for poetry, short fiction and novel-in-progress at the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in New Orleans.
Working at ECP gives me the opportunity to assist children of all ages from diverse backgrounds to explore the world of the imagination and lyricism, and voice and share their ideas. By doing this in a workshop environment that values process, I hope children learn to see possibilities and develop in both self-confidence and empathy.
From children’s fiction, I would enter the onomatopoeic world of Michael Rosen’s Going on a Bear Hunt to experience the excitement of a multi-sensory adventure through the countryside. If could venture into adult fiction, however, I would return to the 1920s and explore the world of the Jazz Age and the poets of the Harlem Renaissance such as Langston Hughes.