Tonight (Wednesday 3 December), Richmond Park Academy (RPA) students
will host a special event to launch their latest publication - an anthology of
poems book, which has been written by East Sheen Primary School’s Year 5s and
is called ‘The Secrets Behind the Creatures”.
RPA Young Publishers is an independent student-run
organisation operating within Richmond Park Academy (RPA) that is comprised of a
group of Year 9 students (13-14 year olds). Following the success of their last
published book – Dare You – the young publishers worked with East Sheen’s Year
5 students (9-10 year olds) to produce this collection of sophisticated and
extremely creative poetry.
The ‘Secrets Behind the Creatures’ is a collection of poems
and illustrations that were written in just one hour by the Year 5s. The
writing was done at the end of a workshop that the RPA Young Publishers team
ran, using craft, art, drama and free-writing to get the creativity flowing.
Mr Potapov, an RPA
English teacher who supports the RPA Young Publishers, comments: “This is
what I love about being a teacher – the RPA Young Publishers team are a
remarkable group of young people. They were fantastic ambassadors for Richmond
Park Academy and both our Year 9s and East Sheen’s Year 5s got a huge amount
from the workshop. This has been a tremendous collaborative project – I could
not be prouder!”
‘Secrets Behind the Creatures’, which allows you to step
into a wonderful imagination, will retail at just £2.99 and will be available to
purchase at East Sheen Primary and Richmond Park Academy and local East Sheen
Richmond Park Academy must be one of the only schools in the
country to have a batch ISBN number!
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