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29 March - 14 April 2024
A vibrant community arts festival exploring The Railway Children by E. Nesbit



Yasmin Aishah, one of the competition judges

We were delighted to receive such a large number of fantastically creative entries for this year’s competition for ages 5-14, on the theme “journey” inspired by Mary Seacole.

Students from nine schools took part, as well as a number of home-educated young writers.
Explore the shortlisted entries read by competition judges Yasmin Aishah and Maya Coombs and discover which 12 young writers are prize winners!
The designs were printed and displayed in St Leonards-on-Sea as bunting during the festival. These video animations showcasing the work of pupils from St Paul’s CE Academy and Herbert Morrison Primary School have been created by Cliff Crawford

Looking forward to setting out on another adventure with everyone involved in another A Town Explores A Book exploration. Always a highlight of the year for the community”