First Story Workshop at UCL

First Story Team: Friday 13th ... unlucky for some but not for the intrepid First Story group, who, just weeks away from the publication of the BDA 2014 anthology Concrete, spent the day at UCL producing some amazing pieces of creative writing.

One Day in the City is a festival of creativity and the students witnessed some fantastic poetry performances from award winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou (who has supported MOBO winner Akala on his UK tour!). We then went to the 'rock room' where we held a 4.5 billion year old piece of meteorite, a 1.6 million year old crab and hand axes which are the first evidence of humans from 160,000 years ago. Inspired by the tales behind these fascinating objects, the group sat down to write; poems, stories, diaries and even text conversations.

The end results were fantastic to read and we were really proud of our students who conducted themselves with great maturity and enthusiasm. We were very proud of the following students who were chosen to share their work in front of an audience of over 100 students and professional writers: Dylan Arango, Sharaiz Irfan, Christian Acheampong, Aishni Mittra and Julienna.

The launch of the First Story anthology and the A level art exhibition will be held after school on Wednesday July 16th – all welcome!