Rathmore's English Department recently celebrated Book Week and a range of speakers came in to address the pupils and hold workshops.
Writer Bernie McGill led a workshop with a group of Year 13 English Literature students. Pupils enjoyed the process of being guided through a series of activities to develop their writing skills and produced some lovely work. Bernie also give a fascinating presentation on her life and work to a group of Year 8 pupils.
Former member of Rathmore teaching staff and now full time writer, Byddi Lee, gave a presentation to Year 11 pupils. Byddi shared her experiences of writing and the route she took to follow her ambition.
Screenwriter Matt Harvey gave a wonderful talk and workshop with Year 11 students on Friday. He ensured that our week of book events ended on a high as he gave a fascinating insight to his work. His energy and enthusiasm inspired pupils to write excellent opening scenes of a script.