Discursive Writing about introducing 20mph zones around our school.
In English this fortnight we have been writing discursive letters in which we have been articulating arguments in favour of the council funding 20mph zones around our school. Throughout our letters, we have been writing arguments to persuade the council to introduce 20mph zones along the roads around Llangewydd. In our writing we have tried to use formal language as well as persuasive techniques to convince Councillor Huw David, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, that the council should create 20mph zonesalong Heol-Y-Frenhines and Llangewydd Road. We also aimed to structure our letters in clear paragraphs and used structural words such as 'Firstly....', 'Secondly.......', 'Furthermore..........', 'Finally...........' Below is a letter made up of different parts of each of our discursive letters. When you read it, consider if it would persuade you to support 20mph zones around Llangewydd.
I am writing to you to politely persuade you that the council should establish twenty miles per hour zones around our school. At peak times, it is too congested around our school and, as a result of this parents are struggling to park and manoeuvre their cars outside school. I also think that 'Twenty is Plenty' as traffic would be able to flow in and out streets around Llangewydd more calmly. Do you really think we should be putting innocent children's lives in danger? In this letter I hope to persuade you that the speed limit should be lowered from thirty miles per hour to twenty miles per hour. Here are some reasons why I think Bridgend County Borough Council should consider introducing twenty mile per hour zones along Llangewydd Road and Heol y Frenhines; the roads around Llangewydd Junior School.
(introduction from Olly and Scott's formal letter)
(first main paragraph from Hywel and Rhys' discursive letter)
(second paragraph from Kayleigh and Liam's persuasive letter)
(third paragraph from Lewys and Ethan's letter)
(fourth paragraph by Rosie, Izzy and Brayanna)
(final paragraph from Charlotte and Martyna's letter)