The Award Ceremony of the first Children’s Literature Festival held at S.Anslem’s School in Bakewell.
Almost two hundred pupils from twelve local schools joined S. Anselm’s pupils over the course of a week for a series of creative writing workshops delivered by authors Chris Wakling and CJ Flood. The stories created by the children were judged by a panel of teachers and the winning stories were brought to life for us by actors Samantha Morton and John Schwab at the ceremony. The quality of writing in both the junior and senior categories was very impressive with highly imaginative and entertaining language and plots. The evening ended with a book signing by local author Hilary MacKay.