In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the tricky business of endings, reads some W.B. Yeats, and interviews Lower Sixth pupil and winner of the Senior Prize in the Bede’s 2018 Writing Competition Molly Fisher-Newton. As well as exploring Molly’s favourite novels, the episode features a reading of Molly’s award-winning poem Secrets by Lower Sixth Former Tom McGovern - and another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 9 pupil) Michael.
Lower Sixth pupil Tom McGovern reads Light in the Dark by Bede’s pupil Holly Bromley, who is in the First Year (Year 9). The story won the Junior Prize in this year’s school-wide creative writing competition Altered States, a contest which welcomed work from children in all year groups at Bede’s, with prizes awarded at the end of the Spring Term.
Lower Fifth (Year 10) pupil Nathan De Silva reads Greek Violin, a short story by Bede’s pupil Holly Bromley. The piece won the 2017-18 First Year Travel Writing competition, which was presented in the Autumn Term by Sara Wheeler, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and author of several books including Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.
In this introductory episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the theme of summer, reads some William Blake, and interviews Year 9 pupil and winner of the Junior Prize in the Bede’s 2018 Writing Competition Holly Bromley. As well as exploring Holly’s favourite novels, the episode features readings of extracts of Holly’s work by Year 10 pupil Nathan De Silva, Lower Sixth Former Tom McGovern, and a brief chat with episode producer (and Year 9 pupil) Michael.