Practice makes progress.
Students need time and space to practice critical thinking, to make mistakes and learn from them. We DO NOT encourage students to memorise someone else’s work or a model composition as we believe that it tells them subtly that ‘You are never good enough to write creatively, so use someone else's work’. Memorising is a short term fix with little long term gain. Giving students the time to explore the writing process for themselves may feel slow-going but learning cannot be rushed.
Moreover, memorising stories does not teach students about the creative process at all, nor does it allow them opportunities to experience their own success.
We set out to set our students up for success in the long term by sharpening skills like logical and critical thinking so necessary to tackle the challenges in different aspects of life.