College students honoured for their outstanding contribution to Merthyr Tydfil Literary Festival


College Students at the Mayor's parlour

Level 3 BTEC Computing students from The College Merthyr Tydfil were invited to the Mayor’s parlour on Thursday 14th November in honour of their outstanding contribution to Merthyr Tydfil’s first ever Literary Festival. 

The ten students were responsible for setting up the presentation facilities for famous authors and poets, supporting and participating in storytelling sessions, adapting well known stories into PowerPoint Presentations for young children across the borough and working with the authors to maximise the impact of the story for relevant audiences. 

The festival, organised by the Stephens and George Charitable Trust was run over two days and provided an opportunity for over 150 local school children and college students to meet famous authors and participate in storytelling sessions. 

Helen Hughes, Director of the Stephens and George Charitable Trust said “I am delighted by the fantastic efforts and contribution that the college students made to support this event. I must say a huge thank you to all of the students involved, particularly Joshua Rowlands who was placed in charge of co-ordinating all of the students”. 

Bill McArthur, Storyteller for the Festival said that “The student’s efforts made it possible for us to bring the storytelling sessions alive, providing a stimulating experience for over 150 school children and encouraging them to look at books with a new perception”. I was very impressed with the quality of the students.”

The link up with Stephens and George Charitable Trust is an excellent achievement for the college, opening up doors for the college to work more closely with the Stephen and George Printing Company to provide work experience opportunities for students. 

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