School children unleash their creative passion at the ShoutSouth! festival held at LSBU
09 June 2015
Over 100 school children from
Lambeth, Wandsworth and Hounslow will get the chance to unlock their creative
talent at the ShoutSouth! festival of creative writing hosted by London South Bank University (LSBU).
is a three day learning festival which
celebrates story-making for children and young people in London. The
festival first took place in 2010 and is developed and delivered
by London-based organization, Children's Writers and Illustrators of South
this years' festival – taking place on 11-13 June – pupils from 10 schools in
London will join successful authors and illustrators for a range of fun
workshops aiming to open up the world of creative writing in a
fun and interesting way.
day will kick start with a series of warm up events at local libraries where students
will meet with the CWISL authors. Students will have the chance to find out
more about the upcoming event activities and will be encouraged to join their
the second day, students will take part in a storytelling
session by author Margaret Bateson-Hill. Students will learn how to construct a captivating and memorable story, followed by a series of interactive
team building activities.
the festival, the teams will experience the full challenges and pleasures of
storytelling. From developing the initial spark, playing with words and
illustration to thinking about the plot, characters and even body language.
Celebrating each other's work will play a large part of the festival, so
participants will be encouraged to display their illustrations and stories
across the festival space for everyone to see.
action packed event will end with an award ceremony on the Saturday afternoon
– with the students' parents present –
where the pupils will be given individual prizes for their participation at the
Gordon, Head of Outreach and Engagement at LSBU, said: "We are delighted to be
hosting the ShoutSouth! festival for the third year running. The festival is a
fantastic way to educate local school children about the art of illustration
and creative writing, and we are proud to be able to support such a great
our local communities is central to our ethos as a civic university and we
welcome initiatives which allow students to develop their creativity and learn
from experts. We hope the students enjoy the festival and hope that this is the
beginning of a lifelong love creative writing and the arts."