Ryedale Book Festival


KS2 Poetry Day

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In celebration of National Poetry Day (October 6th), we organised two events to take place on Friday 7th October 2016.

Joseph Coelho came to the Festival this for a fabulous, fun day of poetry. He ran a poetry workshop in the morning and was joined by poet Andy Seed (Winner of the Blue Peter Award for Best Book with Facts), and performer, Tabitha Grove. 
In the afternoon, we held the P Factor Grand Final with the three judges. The winning team received a trophy and performed their poem during the Festival on Saturday 8th 
October as part of Andy Seed’s show.  The P Factor is an inter-school ‘X-Factor’ style competition. Pupils from Years 3 to Year 6 from each school will pick a poem and perform it as part of the Grand Final P Factor in the afternoon.

The following schools took part:

Amotherby, Foston, Gillamoor, Hovingham, Kirkbymoorside, Langton, Leavening, Luttons, Nawton, Settrington, Sherburn, St Hilda’s Ampleforth, St Mary’s, Terrington, Welburn Hall and West Heslerton.


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KS3 Poetry Day

Ryedale Book Festival works with local schools to create imaginative literary projects that complement the national curriculum and promote a love for reading and creative writing amongst young people in our rural community.

For Key Stage Three pupils in 2016, we were delighted to welcome Yorkshire poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. to Ryedale School for a fantastic day of poetry and performance as well as a poetry workshop.

William Fiennes

Prize wining writer, Chair of the Folio Prize and Founding member of First Story (http://www.firststory.org.uk/) William Fiennes talked to GCSE pupils at Malton School on  10th October.