Autumn Literary Festival Develops Reading Culture

The Autumn term is a very busy one, full of sport, drama and music, not to mention getting down to the serious business of studying. However, the LRC also took the opportunity to help develop the literary culture at LVS Ascot. A range of events for all ages took place during this year’s Festival aimed to get everyone back into enjoying reading, writing and stories.

Our Festival launched on Wednesday 27th September with the visit of Performance Poet and Educator, Jacob Sam La Rose.

Jacob engaged students from Years 10, 12 and 13 in a fascinating mix of storytelling, poetry and conversation. The National Poetry Day theme of Freedom fitted well with Jacob’s poems which are available to read and borrow in the LRC. He also found time to talk to younger pupils at lunchtime and after school at the Highly Able Readers’ club who all wrote their own poems based on 15 minutes with him!

On Friday 6th October, students from Years 4-8 were delighted that Clare Balding, presenter, broadcaster and children’s author, visited LVS to launch her second children’s book The Racehorse who Disappeared.  Other schools across Berkshire were invited to attend and it was a very special day indeed for all of us.

The Festival finished on a real high with the Lower Junior School Poetry Festival for Reception to Year 4 children.

Each class learnt and performed poetry at a special assembly. This is the first in what will be an annual Poetry event in the Junior School.

A great start to the Literary Year at LVS!

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