- To prepare for the session you will need to print out copies of the different images of Welsh landscapes.
- It helps if you are able to print off two copies of each landscape
- Lay the images out and invite your partner to look at them.
- Encourage them to look at each of the different images more closely by picking them up.
- When they have browsed the images invite them to pick which is their favourite image.
- Look at both your favourite images and talk about why you have chosen them.
- Explain that you are going to use their favourite image to create a simple piece of creative writing - you will ask questions to start the discussion.
As you talk make a note of the responses and comments - write down as much as you can and try not to filter!
Questions to ask:
- What can you see in the image?
- What colours are apparent?
- What are the different elements of the landscape?
- If you were in the place what sounds do you think that you would be able to hear?
- If you were in that place what things do you think that you could smell?
- What do you think that you could feel?
- What do you think that you could taste?
- If they had to describe the image in one word what would they use?
- Read back the things that you have shared in the form of a simple piece of poetry / creative writing.
- Once you have read it ask your partner if they are able to come up with a title for the piece that they have created.
- Finally read the poem back again, accompanied by some atmospheric music from the playlist. “Men of Harlech” is ideal.
What you will need /
- Copies of the landscape images
- A pen and paper to write down ideas
- Welsh_Landscapes.pdf ( pdf 1.3MB )