Write Here! The Farnborough Academy, Clifton, Nottingham

young-writers-3The school librarian at The Farnborough Academy approached us to coordinate a writer residency to coincide with the opening of a brand new school building.

The writer residency was intended to inspire a feeling of local pride and ambition in the participating students at a pivotal moment in the school’s history, as well as improving creative writing skills and confidence. Performance Poet Joel Stickley worked with 414 pupils in years 8-10 to produce small pieces of new creative writing and with a larger group of year 7 pupils to produce content for a digital map based on local places and history.