Talented students to shine at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Posted: 5th October 2023

This year, a group of Year 9 All Saints’ Academy students are ready to take the Cheltenham Literature Festival stage. Students will be presenting their thought-provoking pieces written during the ‘Words that Burn’ project on Sunday 15th October 10-11am in the Voicebox tent.

Led by Amnesty International in collaboration with Cheltenham Festivals, ‘Words that Burn’ is a brilliant initiative designed to inspire secondary school students to explore human rights issues through the power of poetry. Under the guidance of professional poet Deanna Rodger, our students have honed their skills to deliver important messages through verse.

The collaboration between Amnesty International and Cheltenham Festivals aims to encourage a deeper understanding of human rights among the younger generation. Students have explored the complex issues that shape our world through poetry.

Five of our talented students have been selected to share their work at the Voicebox tent, offering festival-goers an opportunity to witness the impact of this innovative project. Their pieces promise to provoke thought, challenge perspectives, and stir emotions.

The ‘Words that Burn’ event is free to attend with no prior booking necessary. To find out about the event click here: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/voicebox

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