Posts Tagged ‘Creative Writing’

November 12th, 2016

Lily and the Snowman

Lily and the Snowman is a short animated film from Cineplex Movies from 2015. It tells the story of how, every winter, a magical snowman puts on a show for a little girl. But over time, life pulls them apart. Will she remember to take the time for what she loved?

December 2nd, 2013

The Christmas Plan

This video about homelessness at Christmas was made by three sixth year secondary students and two teachers in 2012. One of the teachers composed a special song called “Christmas Time” for the video. It features the line “It’s Christmas time, keep the light on for me”.

The video would make a great introduction to dealing with homelessness at Christmas and thinking about others with pupils in senior classes. Pupils could be asked to think

November 30th, 2013

The Christmas Shed

The Christmas ShedFor those of you who are familiar with “The Literacy Shed”, you may already know that one of the sections on the website is “The Christmas Shed”. It contains some Christmas-themed videos with suggestions of how they can be used to support literacy in the classroom at this time of the year.

Have a look at these resources HERE

December 17th, 2012

Pipes of Peace

This video is a song written by Paul Mc Cartney, one of the Beatles. It tells the true story of Christmas Day 1914 when the British and German troops lay down their weapons for the day, shared some food and played a game of football together. This could be used as a great introduction about war and conflict, especially at this time of year. It could also be used as a starting point for some creative writing.

November 28th, 2012


This animated short movie is quite simple in its theme but profound on another level. It could be used in senior classes in the primary school to start a discussion on being alone or loneliness at Christmastime. It could also act as a stimulus for some seasonal creative writing.

November 27th, 2012

Christmas – Ornaments

This is a great 3D computer animated short story about a mischievous Christmas tree decoration with a hunger for some milk and cookies. It could be used simply as some seasonal entertainment in the classroom or it could be used as a stimulus for some great seasonal creative writing.