Pupils look for inspiration after arrival of mystery trunk

PUBLISHED: 12:55 07 December 2006 | UPDATED: 14:55 12 May 2010

Pupils at Steeple Morden Primary School look for inspiration - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2070DW04

Pupils at Steeple Morden Primary School look for inspiration - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2070DW04

A TRUNK was mysteriously delivered to pupils at a Steeple Morden Primary School – to inspire them to write. Pupils were presented with the trunk at an assembly and took part in discussions to find out its background. Literacy co-ordinator, Victoria Penty

A TRUNK was mysteriously delivered to pupils at a Steeple Morden Primary School - to inspire them to write.

Pupils were presented with the trunk at an assembly and took part in discussions to find out its background.

Literacy co-ordinator, Victoria Penty said: "The children didn't know what to make of it. They got very excited."

Following a debate, the pupils decided to open the trunk where they found a range of objects inside.

They were encouraged to write posters, lists and stories following the discovery.

"We are trying to get their imaginations going," said Mrs Penty.

A propeller from an aircraft also suddenly appeared at the school.

Mrs Penty said: "We are concentrating on writing so we are trying to get them to write more, focus on creativity and to make them realise school is an exciting place to be.

"The curriculum can be quite dry so we are trying to make writing relevant and make them see why they are writing."

Staff and pupils are now trying to discover the owner of the trunk.

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