English Students Receive Words of Wisdom at Literary Festival
AS and A2 Level English Literature students at Cronton Sixth Form College recently participated in Weaver Words, Frodsham’s Literary Festival. Events at the festival have been organised to mark 100 years since the beginning of World War 1.
The Sixth Form College was delighted to be able to take students who enjoyed educational talks on Word War 1 poets and discussions on the role of women in the First World War. The talks were extremely relevant to the A Level specification in which students study the works of poets such as Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas.
English Literature teacher Steph Power reported back on the event, saying “This was a wonderfully useful event for A Level students. The speakers demonstrated such knowledge and expertise that students couldn’t fail to be impressed, and the lecture format was excellent preparation for students heading for University.”
Helen Chappell, Head of School for English and MFL at the college added, “My thanks go to Steph and to the students who attended the talks for showing such respect for the occasion. Students at the college benefit greatly from extra-curricular activities such as these trips, and we are always keen to develop their knowledge and understanding of the significant events of the past and to ensure that the history of the First World War is not forgotten”.