On Thursday, 12th July, Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College invited students from our partner Catholic schools and A level NCOP (National Collaborative Outreach Programme) students to take part in a creative writing masterclass. The session was led by Martyn Bedford, senior lecturer in creative writing at Leeds Trinity University and author of eight novels
Martyn introduced the session by talking about some of his students who have gone on to enjoy successful careers linked to an English degree and as we looked through the college library we even stumbled across a book by Liz Mistry who recently studied creative writing at Leeds Trinity.
Martyn used a range of techniques to inspire students to work collaboratively to bring their ideas to life in a fun, relaxed setting. The work they produced was of outstanding quality and one of our partner schools commented that ‘Martyn was so engaging and made everybody feel at ease. It was a really productive afternoon and the students were buzzing when they returned to school.’