This Is My Dream
A creative writing link between children in Tower Hamlets and Syria
This is My Dream is the second year of our creative writing link with Syria. The project’s vision is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in schools in London for new arrivals, as well as providing a platform for children in Syria to tell their story to an empathic audience.
The project builds on the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service’s annual creative writing competition for Key Stages 2-5, and extends the competition to schools based in Syria, leading to a bi-lingual Arabic-English publication for and by children.
The publication will be a collation of the winning contributions from both the Syrian and British cohorts, real and imagined, and will be distributed to participating schools in Tower Hamlets and Syria, with a view to engaging pupils in a process of reading, discussing, interpreting and analysing the contributions of their counterparts, using tried and tested Global Learning methodology.