Rachel Joyce and Sarah Edghill Inspire Pupils

May 16, 2018 3:36 pm


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Creative Writing Awards Evening

Wycliffe was alive with imagination yesterday evening as our talented pupils read extracts from their Creative Writing work. The entries for this year’s Creative Writing Awards were judged by Sarah Edghill, and presented by author Rachel Joyce. It was fantastic for the pupils to hear words of advice and encouragement from these successful individuals who have such a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The event took place in the Atrium which was the ideal setting for this intimate gathering of pupils and parents. Sounds of the trickling water feature became a tranquil accompaniment as the pupils read their work to a captivated audience. A big thank you to all of our pupils from the evening – it takes great courage to share your personal creativity and work with the world, and you should all be tremendously proud of yourselves.

Whilst at Wycliffe, Rachel Joyce signed copies of her books ‘Perfect’ and ‘The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy’ which can be found and enjoyed by pupils in the school library.

As well as a treat for the ears, there was also a feast for the eyes in the form of illustrations created by pupils to accompany the short stories and poetry. Click on any image below and scroll through to look at some of the brilliant pieces of artwork created by our pupils.

Head of English, Matt Kingscote, felt an immense sense of pride for his pupils and a gratitude for the dedication and hard work of his team.

It was a lovely moment to celebrate the creative successes of our students, many of whom had worked for hours redrafting or illustrating their works to perfection. Hearing established authors like Rachel and Sarah discuss their own journey to writing short stories really added a sense of purpose and authority to proceedings and, I hope, will encourage our young writers to pursue their dreams in creativity even further.



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