Talk about Funny
Charlie Chaplin's famous quote, "A day without laughter is a day wasted," could not have been more true in Year 8.3O at the end of Winter Term. The students participated in a creative writing unit in English called 'Talk About Funny'. Over a period of four weeks, they studied a range of comedic devices that authors use to develop humour. Students examined a range of skills from joke writing, misdirection, satire, and humour derived from manipulating the sound and spelling of words. They finished by preparing their own funny short story.
I was enthralled after reading some 'intense' stories about camping at Moray, 'cracker' tales about the Christmas holidays, and a story that really got 'under my skin' about the horrors of school vaccinations (excuse the puns).
Not only did students get the chance to explore a new and challenging form of literature, but they were able have fun through crafting and publishing their own unique comedy. So, if you are feeling a little down and need a lift, come and read the stories that are on display in the back of the classroom, and remember, laughter really is the best medicine.
Ms Lisa O'Toole
8.3O Homeroom Teacher