In a spirit of collaboration, students from the schools of Monmouth town came together last week for the Monmouth Literary Festival.
This was a hugely successful week of poetry workshops, visiting authors and pop up poetry organised by the students and staff of HMSG, Monmouth School and Monmouth Comprehensive School. Over 1000 students from 10 schools had the opportunity to get inspired by poetry and literature whilst making new friends. Local people were also involved as our pop-up poets surprised and delighted audiences throughout the town with their impromptu performances in the shops of Monmouth.
So popular has it proved to be, we are already planning next year’s bigger and better Monmouth Literary Festival. 2015’s event, which will take place from 22nd to 26th June.
Speaker’s School Council Award results 2014
The festival was such a success that HMSG have been recognised by the Rt. Hon John Bercow in the Speaker’s School Council Awards with a ‘Highly Commended’ award for the excellent work that the School Council put in to making the festival such a success. This is a significant achievement for the school and reflects the excellent work of the School Council, led this year by Hannah and Roshani.