The Power of Words and Pictures

Year 12 and 13 English Literature pupils were visited recently by Dr Helen Cole, Independent Academic and expert in rare books and illustration, who delivered a lecture on the power of words and pictures in fiction. Pupils learned about the history of illustration and script through the ages, looking at Bronze Age scripts up to … Continued

National Writing Recognition

We are thrilled to announce that Imogen Stewart (Year 8) has won the national ACLS CKG 2019 Writing Competition.  This required writing a diary entry for a favourite character.  Judges said ‘Her entry, based on Sea Spell by Jennifer Donnelly, was very engaging and a fabulous read.’ In addition to her prizes of books and an Amazon Fire … Continued

Budding Journalists

Following a classroom initiative between The News (Portsmouth’s local paper) and the English Department, six articles have been published by our pupils in The News. Neil Fatkin, the Education Correspondent at the newspaper, spent the afternoon with Year 7 talking about writing and journalism, which resulted in the articles being published. Joshua Chatfield asked the … Continued