Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Partner: Green Mount Primary School, Ryde
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

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 for a day in School with up to 7 visiting authors and playwrights/ screen writers. Pupils and teachers are invited to join the Ryde Junior School pupils in workshops and readings throughout the day. Now in it's third year it grows every year and around 250 visiting pupils attend across Ryde Junior and Senior School.  

Aims of the project

The aim of the project is to be the Ryde Hub for the Literary Festival and bring authors and pupils together for the day with as many visiting school as possible. 

Background and goals

Working closely with the Schools Programme of the IOW Literary Festival who find and book the authors and work with other schools across the Island to create other 'hubs' for the day. A very collaborative project and a highly interactive day. 

Frequency and duration

Once a year for a day, on going