The Friday Club Group decided that they would like to review some books. This was done by students choosing from a range of authors and subjects on offer. Students were also given the opportunity to read extracts of their own choice if they liked, or to take part in facets of the story as it developed. Books from down memory lane which later became adapted to cinema were also included by popular demand and video clips were viewed by the group after each of the reading sessions to consolidate the storyline and add to the experience. Finally, individual authors were discussed in terms of their history and background and why they may have written their books.
The group learnt that the author of the Dibblesome Teapots ‘Norman Hunter’ wrote many more short stories and that he did them for his wife. Although it was a sort of adult fairytale they were based on real people in his life!
The thoughts from the group on ‘The Dribblesome Teapots’ were ….
‘Norman Hunter was really good at putting short stories together with humour included.’ …Nanette Edwards.
‘The characters in this book were really good. I liked the way that Clive also read them out and made them come to life when he acted their parts too.’ …Stephen Algar.
‘I really would like to hear more from this author.’ …Andrea Dillon.
‘I really liked having it read out for me because I could understand the story then.’ …Jeanette Brownsell.
‘I really liked the Wizard.’ …Tina Bartlette.
‘I would like to hear more from this author’ …Helen Branson.
‘I think that this short story was everyone’s cup of tea!’
…Clive Burton who was the tutor and reader for the group