29 Jun 2018

Gisborne teacher's "Freedom Writers" class

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:36 pm on 29 June 2018

If you've seen the Hollywood movie Freedom Writers you'll know it's all about students using journals to write down their troubles. It's based on a book written by a group of American students and their teacher. 

The concept inspired Gisborne teacher Michelle Lawrence, who decided to style her English class at Lytton High School in the same way. 

Next week some of the students will be heading over to the USA to meet the real life people that created the Freedom Writers movement. 

Michelle tells us what makes her class different.

If you want to help Michelle and her students you can email her at lw@lyttonhigh.net 

Michelle Lawrence with her Year 13 Freedom Writers class

Michelle Lawrence with her Year 13 Freedom Writers class Photo: Supplied

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