Cramlington school chosen on Canadian author’s UK tour

A Canadian author has visited Cramlington Learning Village on a whistle-stop tour around the UK to promote her new book. At the school – just one of nine chosen by her publisher – Susin Nielsen talked about her difficult upbringing, her childhood ambition to be a writer, her transition from being a caterer for TV…

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Writer and school tackle mental health taboo

One of the UK’s rising writing stars has underlined a Northumberland school’s commitment to raise awareness of teenagers’ mental health problems. Holly Bourne, whose eighth book for young adults has just been published, said the issue had been a taboo subject for too long. “Books are a really safe way of exploring the darker parts…

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