Corby pupils see their work in print

Young authors at Kingswood Primary Academy, Corby
Young authors at Kingswood Primary Academy, Corby

Pupils at the Kingswood Primary Academy, Corby, are overjoyed to see stories and poems they have written published in a book.

Every pupil, from nursery to those in Year 6, had the opportunity to take part in a writing project called We Are Writers!.

Older pupils wrote stories about something they liked and were encouraged to use a plot that expressed their interests. Younger pupils, with support from their teachers, wrote stories and poems in groups.

To promote the book to parents, the academy held a scholastic book fair in May and the response was overwhelming and parents and pupils visited the book fair every day.

In total, pupils and their parents spent £1,070 at the book fair, of which approximately £315 came from orders placed for We are Writers!

The academy received 60 per cent commission which has been invested in more books for the library.

Principal Wendy Gordon said: “The quality of writing in this book shows that our pupils are extremely creative and have great imaginations.

“Pupils have been involved through the project, from drafting and editing their stories through to helping sell the finished books to their families and friends at the book fair.

“This book is a real celebration of the talent within our academy and has sparked a new interest in reading and writing which we will build on.” Pupils are extremely proud of the work they have produced.”