Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy students visit gothic house for Project Atmosphere

Year 9 students from Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (OSCA) recently visited a gothic home as part of the academy’s English department’s Project Atmosphere.

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90 students visited the Haden Hill House at Cradley Heath over the course of three days to enrich their knowledge of gothic styles of writing as part of their learning on gothic literature.

Students participated in a number of activities, including taking a gothic tour of the house, exploring museum artefacts (such as a human skull and a preserved raven), and writing in a gothic room.

The outcome of this project will become part of the students’ end of term fictional writing assignment, part of which will require them to write an opening for their own gothic novels.

Marie McMahon, Executive Principal at OSCA, said:

"OSCA students are very fortunate to benefit from such a wide range of enrichment activities, and I know many especially loved the macabre! “Well done to Team English for organising such an interesting and enjoyable experience, and to all those students who participated and represented our academy with pride."