Sixth Form Debate launches 2021 Marlborough Literature Festival

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Sixth Form Debate launches 2021 Marlborough Literature Festival

 The 2021 Marlborough Literature Festival launched on Thursday 30th September, and the first event in this year’s exciting calendar was a live debate among St John’s Sixth Form students in Marlborough Town Hall. The subject?- the relevance of Shakespeare in the 21st Century curriculum.

A group of ten St John’s Sixth-Formers  battled it out in front of a public audience. The students involved include:

Niamh Bailey, Hannah Beville, Bea Burnham, Sian Drew, Thea Grant, Owen Ineson, May Liu Cannon, Tilly Mercer, Ben Murphy and Eleanor White

The organisers, members of the public and staff and students who attended clearly found the debate both informative and thought-provoking, and the sixth-formers impressed everyone with their passion, humour and persuasive discussion.

More information is available on the Marlborough LitFest website

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Other students were also involved with the Literature Festival, including a Year 7 Author talk, and a number of students entering the ‘Love books’ competition. More news soon.

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