Hellesdon High School is very proud to be represented by Ruby Pinner and Terry Griffiths, who have both joined the UNESCO Young Ambassadors Programme. The programme works closely with a select group of young people across Norwich to nurture their literary excellence by offering a range of training and volunteer and work experience opportunities.
Ruby was approached directly by the Writers’ Centre in Norwich after winning first prize at the Young Norfolk Poetry Competition (2016) with ‘A Surfboard Made of Stardust’. This year, rather than entering the competition, she has been selected to help organise the longlist of entries. Ruby’s involvement in the Young Ambassadors programme has also helped her to secure a place on the communications team for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival this summer. Whereas Terry, a keen poet, initially contacted the Writer’s Centre Norwich for work-experience before submitting a successful application to join the programme.
Mr Earl, Head of School, said: “We are delighted to have two literary Champions to share the love of reading, writing and books across the school and the wider community”.
Both students are currently working on promoting the Norfolk Writing Competition 2017. It is open to all students, with a closing date of Monday 5 June 2017. For more information, please visit: the Writers’ Centre website
Hellesdon High School would like to encourage all students who share Ruby and Terry’s interest in creative writing to participate in this competition. A prize is awarded for the best entries. However, as our Young Ambassadors have demonstrated, taking part can lead to other literary opportunities as well.
Click here to view the article issued by the Eastern Daily Press on 21st March 2017.