Attleborough Academy students chosen for new Arts Council initiative

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Five Attleborough Academy students say they are privileged after being among just 15 youngsters from across East Anglia to be accepted onto a new Arts Council initiative to develop their writing skills.

Esther Collier, Heidi Lodge, Abbie Storer and Julia Jopkiewicz from Year 10, and Poppy Williams from Year 12, have all joined the Young Ambassadors scheme at the Norwich Writers’ Centre, a special programme of activities that focuses on exploring their interests in writing and advancing their abilities and cultural experiences.

Carmina McConnell, the assistant headteacher at Attleborough Academy, said: “We are so excited that students from Attleborough Academy are involved in this project in the early stages of its development.

“These students will have the chance to develop their writing, meet experienced writers and to engage with the region’s cultural and literary heritage – this is an absolutely unique opportunity.”

Opportunities presented by the scheme include complimentary tickets to report on arts events around the city, interview opportunities with top authors and publishers and work experience at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

All of the Attleborough students will also have the chance to qualify for an Arts Award.