Students get creative for National Storytelling Week
South Essex College celebrated National Storytelling Week last week by holding a short story competition.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students produced wonderful picture books, with certificates awarded to the best pieces of work.
The winners created and wrote the following tales: Ali Gholami – Holiday in the mountain, Ibrahim Issa – Jungle, Abduldaem Abdulkarim – Treasure Island, Angel Hara – Time-keepers, Adriel Fernandes – The mystery of Malachi’s island and Arshia Fereydouni – King of hunters.
Benjamin Wilson, ESOL Lecturer, said: “The whole class really enjoyed the opportunity to practice writing stories for National Storytelling Week. They made fun and interesting picture books with themes such as adventures in the Amazon jungle, treasure hunting on deserted islands and anime-styled quests for power. The students really maximised their imagination and improved their writing skills in the process.”
The college offers a variety of English language courses focusing on the language needed to live, study and work in Britain. The modules allow students to gain the written and spoken language skills required to complete forms, apply for jobs and get a greater understanding of British life. For more information about the college’s English language courses, visit https://www.southessex.ac.uk/esol-efl-and-ielts