On Wednesday 25th April 2018, Norwich School hosted the second Children's City of Literature Celebration Evening in the Blake Studio. The evening celebrated the completion of a creative writing project, run by Norwich School and the Writers’ Centre Norwich, involving children from St William’s Primary, Magdalen Gates Primary, Cringleford Junior School, Sprowston Junior School, Avenue Junior and Norwich Lower School.
During nine 90 minute sessions, led by Nicholl Hardwick, the children explored writing in a variety of styles including monologues and dialogues. They were also given story starters by authors Julian Sedgwick, Hayley Long and Tanya Landman as inspiration! The creativity, use of imagination and range of vocabulary displayed by the pupils has been exceptional.
The Celebration Evening featured extracts from their work, read by the children, prior to the Children’s City of Literature anthology officially being launched by Hayley Webster, an award winning author. In addition, Hayley spoke inspirationally about her journey in the world of writing and where her influences had come from.
Congratulations to all the children who took part in the project and thank you to the Writers' Centre Norwich for their continued support.
Photo credit....Thom Law Photography