FEAR inspired dozens of schoolboys from across Portsmouth to write about their experiences in a mind-blowing event at the Royal Marines Museum.
Youngsters aged 12 and 13 took part in several activities including a ghost tour, a drama workshop where they learnt how to create dramatic tension and a film studies lecture, exploring how directors and writers try to frighten their audiences.
Kyle Wesley, 13, from Charter Academy in Southsea, said: ‘It was really good, I’ve learnt about story-writing and lots of other things I didn’t know before.’
Claire Royston, head of year eight at St Edmund’s School in Landport, said: ‘It has brought literacy to life for them and inspired some budding new writers.’
The Psychology of Fear event was organised by the Education Business Partnership (EBP) and sponsored by The Listening Company, Dark Encounters and the Royal Marines Museum.
Jess Pemberton-James, EBP co-ordinator, said: ‘It’s a pleasure to bring literacy to life and inspire a group of boys who may not have been that enthusiastic about literacy or have confidence in their abilities.’