We are currently very proud of eleven of our learners, who have become published authors!
Not one, not two, or even three or four…but eleven of our students will be featured in the upcoming Spine-Chillers 2021 – Into The Shadows book! The talented students are Hollie Laming, Keeley Tozer, Liam Farrell, Rayan Gorgin, Ali Forad Hamza, Nicolas Breijo, Juliana Erdmann, Rudy Elliot, Hayden Fuller, Jodie Runciman-Jones and Toi Gerrard.
Spine-Chillers is a yearly anthology published by Young Writers, an organisation that promotes creative writing and poetry among young people. They regularly run competitions with the best short stories being published in their anthology.
Our students worked on their submissions during their English class, where they learnt new writing techniques to develop short stories, narrative, and using inference as a way to create greater suspense throughout the piece.
Four of the students are from our Junior College, our provision for creative and entrepreneurial 14-16 year olds. It’s particularly amazing to see these students be inspired by the written word and go on to have such a fantastic achievement at such a young age!
The book will be published and available for purchase in December – we can’t wait to see the finished product!