Best-selling children’s author, Lisa Thompson, visited the JLV on Monday to kick off the national book tour for her newest book, The Day I Was Erased. Lisa set out to inspire aspiring authors in the audience, describing her own career: from writing her very first (terrible) story aged 9, through working as a broadcast assistant… Read more »
Kev F Sutherland, a renowned comic book artist who has worked for publications including the Beano, Dr Who Adventures and Marvel, visited the JLV to unleash the creative writing skills of some of our y7 students. We started by exploring some of the comics Kev has created, then learnt how to draw characters like Bart… Read more »
We were delighted to welcome y5 and y6 students from Shanklea and Hareside Primaries to the JLV for an exciting author event with award-winning author, Ross Montgomery. Ross introduced his new book, Max and the Millions, by showing students a series of miniature carvings – some as small as the eye of a needle –… Read more »
We were thrilled to welcome award-winning Canadian author, Susin Nielsen to Cramlington as part of her whistle-stop tour around the UK to promote her new book, No Fixed Address. Susin spoke about her background, her childhood ambition to be a writer and her previous work in television, before reading the intriguing opening chapter of her… Read more »
Students in y10 were recently treated to a visit from the critically-acclaimed Young Adult author, Holly Bourne as part of her national tour. While Holly’s previous books looked at feminism and equality, her latest book turns the spotlight on mental health, friendship and the power of kindness. The main character in “Are We All Lemmings… Read more »
We are hosting an open evening for Year 6 parents on Wednesday 3rd October from 6pm-8pm. Come along to find out about our curriculum, tour our facilities and speak to staff and students about life at Cramlington Learning Village. We currently have places available for Year 7 starting September 2019.
Best-selling author Cathy Cassidy visited CLV last week as part of the promotional tour for her latest book, Sami’s Silver Lining. Cathy talked about the inspiration behind her books and her writing process – which involves a lot of daydreaming! Cathy also showed students how she uses mood boards to collect her ideas for new… Read more »