Budding authors published

Budding authors from Pool Academy have had their work published in a new anthology.

Ten talented students from Year 8, 9 and 10 put pen to paper earlier this year to enter a creative writing competition, called Wonderland.

They were required to create a mini saga about other worlds in less than 100 words.

It was recently revealed their work has been selected to be published in a book entitled Welcome to Wonderland.

Before entering the competition, the students took a trip to Goonhilly Earth Station to find inspiration for their pieces.

While they were there they met Paula Bolton, the station’s resident artist, who took them on a tour of the site, sharing stories, facts, ideas and her own prints.

Students also learnt about the history of the site, its future, deep space communication and even the hunt for alien life.

Dawson Merrett, one of the Pool Academy students who got their poems published.

Dawson Merrett, one of the Pool Academy students who got their poems published.

Dawson Merrit, Year 11, said: “My poem was about a guy who lives in a place where outsiders go. We went to Goonhilly to get the ideas for our writing. It took me a while to write as I was trying to put different words and oxymorons in.

“My family are very proud that my poem was published in a book.”

Lucy Humphreys, former Pool Academy Librarian, said: “I am just so proud of them all.

"Being published at such a young age shows really achievement and I think some have a definite chance of winning the final competition.”

 

Dawson Merrett, one of the Pool Academy students who got their poems published.