Over half term, three other Sixth Formers and I, along with a group from Watford Boys' Grammar School, travelled to Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, to take part in a creative writing course.

The purpose of the trip was to better our literacy skills, improving the tone and nature of our work. Staying in the home of Ted Hughes, surrounded by an expanse of countryside, there was no lack of inspiration; it was the perfect location in which to write and think creatively.

The trip lasted five days, each of which was spent writing, getting involved with workshops organised by the tutors, walking and as a novelty for some of us, cooking! The culmination of the week's work was a student-made anthology, 'Ls and Ponytails' which each of us now has to keep.  You can read two of these pieces here.

A big thank you deservedly goes to Miss Callow for organising the trip which proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  

Emily F, Year 12