At the start of the summer, as the UK began to emerge from lockdown, we set our English and Creative Writing students a writing brief to look to the future and produce work on the theme of ‘Recovery’.
This theme could be approached in any way – engaging with the current situation or going beyond it to think about recovery in the context of society, politics and the environment. The writers could think about the recovery of an individual or recovery in a relationship. They could consider recovery from the perspective of the future or the past. Or they could take the subject and do something completely new with it.
The responses to this commission were wide-ranging and varied in their use of form and approach to the subject, showcasing the best of our students’ writing skills.