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Greenfield Students ‘Burn Bright’ at Book Launch

posted 7 Nov 2017, 05:47 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 00:11 ]
Greenfield students deserve well-earned congratulations for their fabulous contribution to a recent project which resulted in the publication of a poignant collection of work.

The book, “Burning Bright : An Anthology of Love, Lived in Shildon” was a collaboration between Shildon Alive, St. Johns Church, St. Johns Primary and the Sunnydale Campus of Greenfield Community College.

Earlier this year students were invited to write no more than 100 words about ‘the person who lights up your life’.  Their contributions were transcribed and put together into the heart-warming anthology.  At the launch event all contributors were pleased to receive two free copies of the book, one for themselves and one for the person they wrote about.  It was a lovely informal evening with refreshments, readings and chat.

The event led by Reverend Tomlinson was a great success. Deputy Headteacher Ron Milton introduced the evening and Assistant Headteacher Kath Bennett spoke proudly about the student contributions “I’m incredibly proud of our students – I feel privileged to be able to read what they have said about the people who matter most to them.  It’s a touching and honest tribute” said Ms Bennet. 

Malcolm Gray from sponsors ‘Livin’ also addressed guests and spoke highly of the publication which they were very happy to support.  Sam Nelson, a former student, Lucy Mann from Shildon Alive and Ellie Cunningham a current Year 9 student gave well received readings from the anthology demonstrating the quality of work included in the book and bringing a personal touch to their personal stories.

Representatives from the church and the diocese, staff from Shildon Alive and most importantly students and their guests also attended, the evening was a lovely opportunity to celebrate the work of all contributors and a big thank you to all involved.