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Bradford Literature Festival Visits Grange

Year 10 were treated to a special assembly featuring poet Anthony Anaxagorou as part of the Bradford Literature Fesitval and BBC Look North popped in to film it.  

On Friday 20th May we were visited by a special guest as part of the 2016 Bradford Literature Festival.  Anthony Anaxagorou is a London-based poet who was visiting the Festival and taking part in the event's education programme by visiting schools across the city.  The tour of schools and children's centres came as the result of a partnership with the National Literacy Trust to offer local children access to some of the talent visiting Bradford.  

At Grange we were delighted to welcome BBC Look North Community Reporter Sabbiyah Pervez to film the assembly and speak to Anthony as well as school staff  for the programme's coverage of this year's festival which is taking place at locations across the city.  The report went out on Look North on Tuesday 24th May and you can watch it below.  

 

 

Anthony performed to an impeccably behaved and respectful audience of Year 10 students and as well as a Year 9 class, all of whom listened intently and posed some really thought provoking questions about his poetry during the Q&A sessions between each performance.  

Nicola Koch-Osbourne is the Learning Resource Centre Manager who organised the visit to Grange Technology College, said:  “The students were captivated by Anthony’s performance and asked him some really interesting questions both during and after the assembly, when many of them came to get Anthony’s autograph.  We hope the festival will inspire our students to read more and to recognise the value in creative writing.”

The visit also attracted attention from local press which you can read at the bottom of this page.  

For more information about the Bradford Literature festival www.bradfordliteraturefestival.co.uk