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Students in Year 9 are studying John Steinbeck’s novella ‘Of Mice and Men’. Written and set in 1930’s America during the Great Depression, ‘Of Mice and Men’ chronicles the lives of displaced working people.

My teaching group looked at the powerful documentary photographs of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans; we then studied these in the context of Steinbeck’s writing. Students were then challenged to write creatively from the perspective of a person or describe an event captured in a photograph.

It has been a pleasure to read some fantastic writing. I believe the work showcased here by Rugile Talackaite and Katie Trahair-Davies shows great creative flair and engages the reader.

I’m sure you will agree – worthy of Da Vinci Awards!

Report by Mr Whiteman.