Tag: writing

Author Lisa Thompson her talks about her career to our students

Author Lisa Thompson inspires students with her journey into writing

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 »

Actor Ben Miller speaks to students during his book event

The Day Ben Miller Met CLV Students… tales of acting, writing and tracking down Father Christmas

Famous actor, comedian and now author, Ben Miller joined us in the JLV last week to launch his first children’s fiction book, The Night I Met Father Christmas. Ben Miller is an actor, director and comedian, best known for writing and starring in The Armstrong and Miller Show and his roles in Paddington 2, Johnny… Read more »

Shana Nichols and Amy Langdown

Year 9 students win prestigious writing award

Two of our Year 9 students with a passion for literature have won a prestigious writing award. For their poem “The Competencies of Rage”, Amy Langdown and Shana Nichols were chosen ahead of 600 other talented young writers from across the North. The Matthew Hale Award is presented in memory of a promising North East… Read more »