Youngsters launch book for students

Sunday, 19th June, 2011 at 12:15 pm

By Bishop FM

A book written by Ferryhill pupils will be launched on Monday at Durham Town Hall.

Book written and illustrated by year eight pupils from the Leap Group at Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College

The book, titled ‘Change’, will help County Durham youngsters as they move from primary to secondary education.

Illustrated by year eight pupils from the Leap Group at Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College, working with graphic designer Tommy Anderson, writer Ian Dowson and illustrator Josie Brookes, the book will be distributed to schools and young people’s groups.

Through poetry, short stories, monologues and letters it provides realistic and imaginative responses to dilemmas and challenges young people face in their school lives.

Tommy Anderson said: “I found working with the leap group in particular a rewarding experience on both a professional and personal level.

“On a professional level, the imagination and insight around the theme of transition from these young people never ceased to amaze me and each session brought up a truly interesting talking point or idea, visually or conceptually, that I wanted to share with others.

“On a personal level, building relationships with the young people and witnessing their development through engagement with the creative activities we were delivering was a real pleasure and a most satisfying achievement.”

More information on the book which was funded by County Durham Positive Futures can be found at Changing Schools.