Chris Thompson's innovative approach to Creative EducationFind out about the exciting Scribing Technique. Downloadable Resources providedInteractive approaches to Story telling and downloadable resourcesIdeas for drama in the classroom with all age groupsStory telling and Magic shows for all agesDemonstration sessions, workshops for teachers, and moreMagic shows , Drama through Irish and much more.

What can Chris Offer?

An on-going creative writing programme
intergenerational projects
Supporting the SESE curriculum
Supporting the SESE curriculum
a cultural diversity project
A collaborative novel
Plays For the Backstage
Word Pictures
A Scribing Project
Children's writing
Creative Writing Galleries
Using role-play to inspire creative writing


Two Local Studies Projects



My Place 09: Creative Writing Arising from Research

Townland Haikus
The students from Colehill researched the geography, history and features of their own townlands, Part of their research concerned the names and meanings of the townlands.
We went on to create Haikus, based on the townland names.
A Haiku is a three line poem of seventeen syllables with a line stucture of 5 - 7 - 5 syllables.

Here are sample poems arising from other research themes in the project.


These poems from Tashinny, developed from the map exploration.

St Joseph's wrote their poems after exploring old local photos.

More poems from Tashinny, explored "The View from my Window"

Take a look at the Explorers project and the My Place (Local Studies) Project.