College pupils learn top tips from experts during course

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Pupils from a college in Barnsley are to embark on a week-long residential course – during which they will live and write alongside a professional journalist, a playwright and a leading poet.

The 16 students from Carlton Community College will stay at Lumb Bank, near Heptonstall in West Yorkshire.

The centre is the former residence of famed poet and children’s author Ted Hughes.

Playwright Nic Stimson and poet Mike Garry are taking part.

They will join Anthony Clavane, chief sports writer for the Sunday People and winner of the Sports Book of the Year Award for The Promised Land, about Leeds United Football Club.

Krystof Kotylo, alternative curriculum teacher at Carlton Community College, said: “It’s a special opportunity to inspire young people to think, create and write in ways they might not have thought possible.

“It’s an experience the pupils will remember for the rest of their lives: a school residential that mixes sport and writing.”

The residential takes place in the first week of the school holidays.