Beyond Platform 13 – Sibeal Pounder shares her love of characters and magical adventures

We were delighted to welcome the author Sibeal Pounder to the JLV to talk to students about her exciting new novel, Beyond Platform 13. This is a very special book for lots of reasons – not least because it is believed to be the inspiration behind the Harry Potter novels by J K Rowling.… Read more »

Sarah talks about her book

Author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald returns to CLV to thrill students with new book

JLV students rounded off the half-term with an author event with the prize-winning Irish author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald who visited us to promote her newest book, A Strange Kind of Brave. In a departure from her usual big-hearted stories about family and friendships, Sarah’s new book is a dark and gripping thriller with a twist… Read more »

Students sitting on a bench looking happy with their exam results

Students Celebrate A Level Success

Many congratulations to our Year 13 students who received their A Level results today. We are very proud of their hard work and dedication during their time at sixth form and they should be very proud of their achievements. We had some stunning individual performances with some students achieving all A* or A grades. We… Read more »

Students performing a dance routine inside a local shopping centre

Year 8 Flashmob – students entertain shoppers with impromptu dance performance

On Monday 8th July a fantastic group of students graced the floors of Manor Walks Shopping Centre to perform a dance sensation; raising funds for some of our chosen charities. During the morning our South group made their way in the Cramlington sunshine, whilst the North group students jived their way after lunch. Performing hits… Read more »

Display of Authors book on table

How to balance writing your first novel and sitting your GCSEs – Lucy Powrie gives CLV students top tips on starting their journey as an author

Girls in y7 and y8 were treated to an inspirational talk from debut author, Lucy Powrie, whose first book, The Paper and Hearts Society, was published by one of the country’s leading publishers this week. Lucy is well-known as one of the top 10 book bloggers in the UK. At the age of 12, she… Read more »