Students write and publish a book in one week!

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How productive has your week been? Well, 7 of our talented writers from Years 7, 8 and 9 worked with ‘White Water Writers’ to plan, write, proof read and publish a book in a school week! Our students along with 3 students from St Peter’s Academy, worked intensively all week to write their novel.  We are so proud of Daygen, Sophie, Jessica, Fletcher, Ethan, Ben and Evie.  ‘The Girl With Two Names’ is available to purchase on Amazon.


White Water Writing is a project where people write a book in a week. It inspires young children and teenagers to become novelists. Volunteers from Keele University came to Trentham Academy on the 3rd of July and expected us to have a full length book finished by the 8th of July. It seemed impossible for a  group of 10 students to write a book in such a short time as it would usually take professional authors months or even years to complete. I enjoyed this experience and would definitely recommend to other students. The part I enjoyed the most was the planning and the interviews we had to complete for the book.  By Fletcher., Year 8



Trentham students are published poets



Three of our Key Stage 3 students have had their wonderful poems published in a collection of poetry entitled ‘Busta Rhyme’. A huge well done to Evie, Charlotte and Megan. Read Evie’s testimony below – although I completely disagree with her: she was published because of her talent and not because of luck!

‘Busta Rhyme – Young Writers’ is a poetry competition for students in the UK. Earlier on in the year, I wrote the poem ‘Nigel’ and submitted it to the competition. I was lucky enough to get published in the latest edition and I was over the moon about it. My poem was based on a real event in my life which made it easier to write because the emotion was real. If there were another opportunity to enter this competition, I would recommend it to anyone: I loved the experience! Evie, Year 8



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