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Students take part in song-writing workshop with Jo Cotterill

Posted on: 20/02/2018

On Tuesday 20th February, students from Years 7, 8 and 10 took part in a song-writing workshop with Jo Cotterill, our Patron of Reading. Inspired by the protagonist in Jo’s latest book, Jelly, the students spent the first half of the two-hour workshop writing lyrics from the point of view of a book character. They then spent the second half turning these into songs that incorporated keyboards, guitars, and some very talented singers. This was the first time Jo has used music in her writing workshops, and it was a great success. The students are being encouraged to perform their pieces at the DGS Poetry and Song-writing Competition taking place on Thursday 1st March, in celebration of World Book Day. Participating students will come to Cockcroft Hall at lunchtime to have their entries judged by our Patron of Writing, Elaine Baker. We can’t wait to hear the songs in all their glory! Thank you to Jo, and to Mr Dingley, for making this fantastic event happen.

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