In English class we were given the task of commenting on this question; “Our student-writers rose to the challenge, producing authentic, responsible and powerful pieces.”
I believe that Writer’s Fortnight really changed a lot of people’s insights into issues that might not affect us. Lots of people came in with one mindset and left with another. In some cases, students came out so emotional as they felt like the stories that they had just heard really affected them. With the pressure of trying to tell someone else’s story, I think that it helped us realise that this was important. This also made us act more responsibly with as we had to be careful how we word our piece as it is not our story to tell. Overall I think that we did rise to the challenge and produced an authentic, powerful piece that represented our guest’s speeches to us.