First MHS Book Festival is a roaring success
Last week children’s writer Jenny McLachlan, author of fantasy series The Land of Roar, and spoken-word artist Steven Camden, who also goes by the name Polarbear, visited the school to mark our first MHS Book Festival. The acclaimed pairing delivered highly-engaging creative writing workshops and talks for the school’s Year 8 and Year 9 students.
The MHS Book Festival was only possible thanks to funding proved by The Jack Petchey Foundation, which, in October this year, honoured MHS Librarian Neva Hales with its Outstanding Leader Award. The Leader Award scheme highlights and recognises the incredible commitment of adults in London and Essex who work with schools and youth organisations and are dedicated to supporting young people. Nominations for the award are made by young people who want to recognise the adults who have inspired and supported them.