Dark Side of the Moon (Ages 10-13)
It’s only a matter of time before we venture to the moon for intergalactic holidays. The folly of humankind, however, is that we think that once we have visited a place, we have conquered it. This will prove a dangerous assumption, for something unknown and sinister lurks on the dark side of the moon. In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students will craft a story that straddles the genres of adventure, survival and science fiction as they imagine what lies hidden on the dark side and how, if at all, humans can outlast it.
Learning objectives

Specific to this workshop:

  • Primary focus is on setting and plot development
  • Discuss and analyse the genre of space travel science fiction
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including combining fact and fiction to write convincingly, exploring types of conflict that could arise from the setting, and creating believable solutions to the conflicts.

As a writer:

  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Use a variety of techniques to portray characters
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published

As a learner:

  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and publishing a story in a booklet for a real audience
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10 to 1213 Up
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