Creative writing workshop
We were privileged to welcome the author Grant Strong to the library in November 2019. Grant shared some of his finely-honed creative writing techniques with the students and had them putting pen to paper planning their own literary masterpieces before the lesson was out. The students always enjoy author visits and the enthusiasm they bring so on this note we look forward to welcoming celebrated author Teri Terry in March 2020.
Six authors are chosen to compete for the Essex Book Award coveted title and the launch starts with a drama workshop attended by students across the county. The award competition lasts for six months with students voting for their favourite title and the winner is announced in a ceremony in March.
The staff of Chelmsford County High School Library have run several charity weeks to raise money for the Living Hope School in Uganda. Students came along to take part in the various activities on offer including making Christmas trees and hedgehogs out of old books; watching a film; eating a cream tea and buying books in the book sale. All of the money raised was donated to the Living Hope School in Uganda.
World Book Day
Every year the CCHS library has celebrated World Book Day on the first Thursday of March with quizzes and other activities such as author visits. Well known children’s authors have visited the library in past years including Sally Nicholls, Sophie Bennett, Julia Green, Joss Stirling to name but a few. In March 2020, award-winning author Teri Terry of the Slated Triology, entertained students on why she became an author.