23 March 2022
Tilda’s Thinking Big talk on Friday 18 March was a must watch for any aspiring writers, providing hugely impressive and thoughtful ideas and insight into the creative writing process. Now in the Lower Sixth, Tilda described a story she is writing and generously shared some of the approaches she takes to improve her writing.
As well as reading widely, Tilda suggested writing every day, writing about an area of passion and proactively expanding vocabulary. She described eloquently how she writes about characters and how she brings them to life.
‘If you think there is a book missing, write it’, Tilda urged her audience of staff and students, who left the auditorium inspired and ready to write. Woldingham’s ambition is to support students to #WriteYourOwnStory. Tilda is doing this both figuratively and literally as she demonstrated in her Thinking Big talk.
Other Thinking Big talks this term came from Léonie, Lower Sixth, who took a fascinating look at 'Why do we smile?', and brightened everyone’s day with the news that scientific research has established a strong link between good health, longevity and smiling; and from Head of Year 11 and teacher of theology Mr Kellaway who explored 'Can you see the resurrection in the everyday?' through Sir Stanley Spencer’s painting The Resurrection, Cookham – Cookham being the Berkshire village that both Sir Stanley and Mr Kellaway are from.
A fascinating range of Thinking Big talks are planned for the summer term. The auditorium at 1.35pm will be the place to be on Fridays next term for any student or member of staff looking to expand their knowledge and awareness.