Award Winners! Young Writers’ City participants win Journal Culture Award.

Super, major, massive congratulations to our Young Writers’ City participants for winning a Journal Culture Award for Outstanding Youth Achievement.

On May 11th James, Zara and Yasmin accepted the award at the event at Hexham Abbey on behalf of their peers from Excelsior Academy for all of the amazing work they have produced as part of the Young Writers’ City programme.

The three attended the award with Executive Head Mr Taylor, English Teacher Mrs Bryce, Rapper and Actor Kema Kay (who was also shortlisted for an award – hurray for Kema!) and, of course, Young Writers’ City’s very own Emily Wiseman.

We’re so proud of everything they have achieved; the poems, the raps, the songs, the films and, above all, their increasing confidence in themselves as writers and artists. Well done everyone!

Have a little look at some of the work they have produced as part of the project here.