Tadcaster schoolboy’s writing talents shine out

A schoolboy from Tadcaster Primary Academy is making a name for himself and his school online during lockdown – thanks in part to the technology loaned to him by his school.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 2:09 pm

The creative writing of Kaleb McSorley is flying the flag for the great writing happening at the school, according to headteacher Caroline Towler.

And home learning is working well at the school, as its Year 5/6 pupils were loaned chromebooks – special kinds of laptop computers – to help them with their studies.

“Every school day during the lockdown Year 5/6 pupils from Team Neptune have been tuning in to a creative writing radio show, radioblogging.net,” explained Miss Towler. “Children are asked to submit their own writing afterwards.”

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To date the children have posted over 240 pieces of writing including stories, poetry and breaking news, and will keep going.

“Kaleb’s work drew the attention of the show’s host, poet, author and literacy specialist Pie Corbett. He called Kaleb ‘a star’,” said Miss Towler.

“His writing is breathtakingly good! Mr Sands, Kaleb’s teacher, has really helped inspire the children to get creative and we have some budding authors developing their skills through the hard work that is going on. It is giving the children a real purpose to write.”

The show is a mix of creative writing games and readings.