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As a registered charity, Wells Festival of Literature is entirely run by volunteers and funded by ticket sales, competitions, and our generous local sponsors and Friends. It is thanks to this support that the Education Team can help fund educational projects in local schools throughout the year. Enjoy the highlights from our varied projects during 2023, including our exciting Year 6 event in Cedars Hall, visits from authors, illustrators and poets, prizes, theatre trips, visits to Waterstones, book vending machines, book clubs, books for libraries and so much more.

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Ashcott Primary School

We funded half the cost of a visit by Emma Carroll to Ashcott Primary School for the recent World Book Day.  

The school said it was the best workshop they have had from an author.

“Emma was fun, engaging, thoughtful and inspiring! She spent time talking about how she became an author and then did 2 workshops on editing. She taught the children the process of editing and how books come to life and how long this takes – months!

Emma spent time reading children’s edited work and giving constructive criticism. She signed our school library books and was a joy to have in school!

Thanks to Wells Festival of Literature – we simply could not afford to have this visit without you!”

Ashcott Teacher

West Pennard Primary School

Rebecca Gryspeerdt is the local author of Helpful Nell, a children’s picture book set in the Bishop’s Palace, Wells.  She did a session with Years 1 and 2 at West Pennard School during World Book week and we bought a book for each class.