Berwick Literary Festival Schools’ Programme 2021

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A Project for Senior School Students

Students from Berwick Academy and other high schools in the Berwick area have been invited to write a poem about a favourite place within 21 miles of the town, and to create a poetry film based on their writing.
We will select some of these poetry films to feature in a compilation, to be published on the Festival YouTube channel. Students whose poems are chosen will receive a £25 prize and the school that submits the best film will receive £250 to spend on fiction and poetry books for their school’s library.



Poetry Project for First and Special Schools

We have teamed up with brilliant writer Joseph Coelho for this project. Joseph will star in a live Zoom Webinar, reading some of his poems, answering questions from the children and setting them a poem writing challenge.
Schools will be invited to send us some of their children’s writing, to be featured in a special online celebration event. This will be another Zoom Webinar, which will feature Joseph reading his own poems and those sent in by the schools.
A video featuring poems by Joseph and the children will be published on the Festival YouTube channel.
Schools involved in this project will also receive complimentary copies of some of Joseph’s books.