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9 Apr 2020

Morton Schools Project – Literacy (ages 11–14)

Written by Lily Barnes – Morton Photography Project Documentation and Digitisation Officer
A black and white photograph of a rough sea, with waves crashing against the rocks on the shore.
© National Trust for Scotland, Canna House
These activities have been developed in line with the experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence, and are intended to enrich and support resources and lessons provided by schools.

We suggest that these activities would be most suitable for pupils aged 11-14, but please feel free to explore all the articles in this series. You can find them by searching for Morton Schools Project.

The times suggested beside each activity are intended to be a guideline; you’re welcome to spend as much time on each activity as you like.

(30–60+ minutes)

Choose one of the photographs from the top of the page. Write a piece of creative writing based on the image. This can be a poem, a short story or a scene from a play.

If you’d like to think about this a little bit more, you could try recording yourself presenting your piece of writing once you’re done.

(30–60+ minutes)

Choose one of the photographs from the top of the page. Imagine this photograph was on the front page of a newspaper. Using your own knowledge, online resources and books to research journalistic techniques, write a news article that would accompany this photograph.

We’d love to see what you come up with! Feel free to send them to us at @NTSCollections on Twitter or @nationaltrustforscotland on Instagram.

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