First Story Literacy Workshops

1st May 2018


A group of twenty Year 10 students have been taking part in First Story, which was a series of creative writing workshops run by our writer in residence, Jarred McGinnis. As last year, Jarred worked with students on their writing skills and helped them to produce some great pieces of writing.

The students’ work has now been professionally published in our second First Story anthology, entitled ‘Fracture Me’. The collection of poems and short stories is of a really high quality and the students should be very proud of themselves. As well as writing all of the pieces, the students also jointly decided on the book title and came up with a design brief for an artist who created their chosen design for the front cover.

On the evening of Wednesday 25th April we had a ‘book launch’ evening at the central London offices of Allen & Overy, where the students were presented with a certificate and two copies of their anthology, and six of them also performed readings of their work.

Well done to all of the students involved – listed below:

AHMED Inayah
AHMED Jaynath
ALI Adrita
CHOWDHURY Arafath
FRANKS-KENNEDY Tilly
HOLLIER Amy
HOU Stephen
HUTCHINSON Millie
LUBEGA Samuel
KIRWAN Jada
MAYERS Shiann
MOHAMUD Barwaqo
MORGAN-HARDWARE Jahrel
PHAM Tony
POCKNELL Joe
POLDEN Kaylee
SIMPSON Jessica
SINGH Rubina
SMITH Georgia
TROUBRIDGE-PLASENCIA Alfie