Isle of Wight Literary Festival
Working with a hub of primary and secondary schools across the Island including Greenmount, St Blasius, Dover Park and Binstead, Ryde Junior School hosts the IOW Literary Festival with up to 7 visiting authors, playwrights and screen writers. Pupils and teachers from local state schools are invited to join the Ryde Junior School pupils in workshops and readings throughout the day.
The festival has been a success every year with around 250 visiting pupils attending across Ryde Junior and the Senior School.
The aim of the project is to be the Ryde Hub for the Literary Festival, drawing pupils from the community together, with as many schools visiting as possible. A very collaborative project and a highly interactive day.
The school works closely with the Schools Programme of the IOW Literary Festival who books the authors for the day while also collaborating with other schools across the Island to create other 'hubs'.
Once a year for a day, on going