This innovative, engaging and practical book uses a variety of forms of creative expression, and shows how these can be used for teaching children today. Each chapter opens with a story written in or featuring a different genre, which is then underpinned by research and theory and expanded into resources for activities supported by case studies. With photographs, and illustrations by the artist Katty McMurray
Steve Bowkett is a full-time writer and creative writing tutor. He taught English for 18 years in the UK. Steve was a member of an advisory group to the National Advisory Committee on Creative
and Cultural Education. Tim Harding taught in primary schools for 23 years, 15 of these as a headteacher. He has frequently used music as a dynamic starting point for cross-curricular learning and has written and produced a wide variety of music for primary school children. He also performs with his family band, 'The Hardings', who bear a close resemblance to Little Tracy and the Communicators! Trisha Lee is founder and artistic director of MakeBelieve Arts, a theatre and education company with a primary focus on storytelling and drama in the classroom. Her activities include directing, writing and stage managing theatre in education productions that tour London schools, and also providing school INSET. Roy Leighton is an educator, creative thinker and broadcaster, best known for his role in the BBC TV programme Confidence Lab. He has a reputation for linking creativity, commerce and learning to assist individuals and organisations in transforming their level of achievement in many areas. He is Enterprise Advisor to national and international schools, colleges and businesses.