During the lockdown period earlier this year, students from Theale Green School drew on their own personal experiences of this time to craft a book to raise money for charity.
The book, entitled ‘Lockdown’, features a series of poetry, news articles, blogs and letters written by students and staff as a way of exploring the national events, and their own personal feelings and thoughts. This piece of work is an eclectic mix of writing that is both moving and joyous.
Students were able to take part in this project during their English lessons, as well as via online learning in March, April and May.
The foreword is written by A.F. Harrold – the author of The Imaginary, The Song of Somewhere Else and the Fizzlebert Stump series.
Mr Lambert, Theale Green School’s Drama Teacher set this project up as a way to document this unique moment in history and also to allow students the opportunity to write for a publication.
The book is available to buy from Amazon with all profits going to the Children’s Ward of Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Claire Lord, Matron of Paediatrics and Neonates at Royal Berkshire Hospital, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Mr Lambert from everyone on Dolphin and Lion Wards, his fundraising efforts will go towards recliner chairs for our children’s parents to sleep on when staying overnight with their children.
“This will make a big difference to their time on the ward and bring smiles to our staff too. Thank you again, and to all the donors.”