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Durrington High School launch termly magazine

The creative writing club at Durrington High School have launched their own creative writing magazine which will be published termly. Ignite, will focus on a different theme each term and students can submit writing in any style they choose. They are supported by English teachers Laura Pritchard and Bridgett Norman, teaching assistant David Scott. LRA manager Sally Baker and LRA assistant Viv DaCosta.

The theme of the first edition was summertime and the students submitted a range of pieces including poems, journalism and short stories, interpreting the theme in their own unique way. From horror stories about hitchhikers to the ‘ultimate summer poem’ and some stories influenced by the 50th anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

The logo for the magazine for designed by year 9 student Nathan Williams, who did a fantastic job of adapting the traditional school logo to fit with the magazine.

The students were all very proud of themselves at the launch and were very happy to see their work in print. Creative writing club takes place every Tuesday lunchtime in the LRA, all are welcome. The theme for the Autumn term edition of Ignite is new beginnings.

You can read the summer term edition of Ignite here

Nathan Williams who designed the Ignite logo

  • The teachers have encouraged me to enjoy learning.