Students that took part in the Cheltenham Festival’s First Story project had the opportunity to read their published poems at this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival on Friday 10th October. Megan Roberts, Jessica Knight, Bethany Halford and Katie Cotton-Betteridge all did the school incredibly proud.
Our students performed alongside a few other schools who had also taken part in the project. Up to 50 of our students had enormous fun writing poetry during the last academic year for ‘Some of these things are true’ – All Saints’ Academy’s very own anthology! The cover was professionally designed and selected by our students from a number of submissions.
Students from the Academy who are taking part in the Cheltenham Festival’s First Story project this year also attended the event to watch and be inspired by our budding poets. Sam Knight commented that “the whole occasion has given me confidence.” “An inspirational afternoon,” pronounced Serena Pepa.
The calibre of written expression that our students achieve in this project is breathtakingly good. We have a rich seam of verbal wizardry at our Academy. The whole experience has enriched many of our students’ experiences of the best that education can bring.