Hundreds of students will see their work in print in a unique book designed to showcase their writing talent.

All students are given the opportunity to contribute a piece of writing – which could be a story, recipe, poem, diary entry – to a book published by the academy called We Are Writers.

Contributions from 280 students are included this year, with some students submitting three or four entries.

Dr Tracey Burrell, librarian and learning centre manager, said she was thrilled with the standard of the work in the book.

She said: “We Are Writers has become an established literacy tradition within school and is the literary initiative most recognised by students, with the writing reflecting all aspects of our school community.

“We ask students to send us a piece of writing that they would like to see published, so it could be a story, a diary entry, a poem, a play script or even a recipe.

“We try to put a different emphasis on the book each year and this year we have included the speeches produced by Year 11 students for their GCSE, so that they can reflect upon their writing in years to come.

“Students are always very excited to see their work published and there is always a real buzz around the school when the book arrives.”

Student Leanne McJannet, 12, won a competition run by the academy to design the cover of the book.

She said: “I started off by thinking about Harry Potter and it just went from there. I was surprised to win but I feel very proud.”

Students Tafara Chikwakwa, 14, and Azami Reid, 13 came second and third respectively in the cover design competition.

Picture: Ian Hodgkinson / Picture It

Picture: Ian Hodgkinson / Picture It