This Term, the Year 9 Advanced English classes have been looking that the ways in which texts are used to persuade. We are exploring how people use social media platform Instagram in different ways to influence their followers.

Samantha Elevato who runs a successful Torquay based creative business ‘Sokoke Creative’ using her Instagram account, spoke to the girls about it’s purpose, how she used various features and why she uses them to influence her audience.

She gave us really interesting behind the scenes insights into how audiences respond and how one’s view and values come to light. The girls will know use this knowledge to investigate and critically analyse the work of other influencers.

Natalie Stephenson
Year 9 Advanced English teacher