RPA Young Publishers have put together a new team of students for 2016, who are
preparing for the release of three new books:
All three books have been written by students in Years 7, 8 and 9 at Richmond Park Academy and hold a variety of
adventures, ranging from thrillers to futuristic prospects.
- The Many Deaths of Scarlett Ellet,
Celebration of 100 Years Since WWI
- Outside the Time Stream.
'The Many Deaths of Scarlett Ellet' is a captivating detective fiction, based on a teenage girl
murdered in her youth. #WhoKilledScarlettEllet
'Outside the Time Stream' is a science-fiction, where young people explore what the future
may hold for us.
If you’re looking for an educational and gripping read, look out for 'A Celebration of 100
Years Since WW1'.
We’re all very excited, we hope you are too!
The book 'Dare You' has been commented upon in the New Statesman, a political and cultural magazine. In his column, dated December 2013, Peter Wilby writes...
"I have been sent a copy of "Dare You?", an anthology of Gothic writing by 12 and 13-year-olds at Richmond Park Academy, South London. The stories are riveting and surprisingly sophisticated, suggesting the authors have drawn deeply on the traditions of Gothic fiction. Read this - you can buy it for £4.99 - and you will never again believe the propaganda against state schools."
RPA's talented Young Publishers group have published their next book, The Many Deaths of Scarlett Ellet. The book features 30 short stories written by RPA students, all different, with the common theme of the death of Scarlett Ellett. The official launch of the new book will be in East Sheen Library in the new year. Prior to that, there will be a book reading and celebration for students and teachers on Thursday 15th December at 4pm in the school library.
Mr Potapov, the Teacher Coordinator of the Young Publisher's said, "These stories will take you from leafy Richmond to the dark streets of Manhattan. I have found the collection entertaining on many levels and would heartily recommend them!"