Waterstones, through BCA’s support, hosted the second annual celebration of the BOLD’s Year 5 Talented Writers project. Outstanding writing from St Margaret's was shared through green screen technology for parents, staff and two wonderful children’s authors; Cathy Cassidy and Curtis Jobling! During the evening children learned from their ‘adopted’ authors how they pursued their careers in writing – daydreaming and following your hobbies their two key ingredients!
Guests and participants after the event said:
“It was my absolute pleasure to attend the BOLD writers literary celebration. As a Warrington lad, it had me bristling with pride to see so many children who grew up in the same town as me, taking those early steps with their creative writing that quickly became great strides. The quality of work was superb, and the future is bright and BOLD for Warrington’s future storytellers and talespinners. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who took part, and heartfelt thanks to all the teachers and parents who supported them.” CJx @curtisjobling on Twitface
Thank you so much for inviting me to the Waterstones Writing Event last night; what a wonderful testament to school collaboration inspiring the writers and readers of the future. The venue was perfect and the quality of writing superb. The two authors and school staff cannot have failed to motivate all who attended; creativity is alive and well in Warrington – long may it continue! Many congratulations to all the schools and staff but most of all to the very talented and confident young people for all their hard work, it was an utter treat.
Mrs Morgan – WBC Head of Service Primary 0-11
‘Dear colleagues and children
Thank you for your kind invitation to share in celebrating the wonderful writing by such talented writers at Waterstones last night. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and clearly so did the children and their parents/carers.
What a talented group of young writers and how well they read aloud their stunning work. They are truly inspirational and amazing ambassadors for your schools.
Well done for your collaboration and hard work. This project is ensuring Warrington’s young people are the authors of the future – long may it continue!’
Mrs Dutton – Senior Adviser, Warrington Borough Council