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Chelsey Flood at St. Bede’s Catholic College

Bristol academy appoints Patron of Reading

Award-winning author Chelsey Flood unveils new book at St Bede's

Posted by Stephanie Broad | June 23, 2016 | School life

Students at St. Bede’s Catholic College recently attended an exclusive book launch from their new Patron of Reading.  

Award-winning Bristol author Chelsey Flood won the 2014 Branford Boase Award for first-time novelists for her debut novel, Infinite Sky. She has just published her second work, Nightwanderers.

Chelsey has been appointed St. Bede’s’ first Patron of Reading, working closely with pupils and staff to promote reading for pleasure.

Chelsey, who also lectures on the BA creative writing course at Bath Spa University, was at the school’s lecture theatre to give a talk to year seven and eight pupils and to sign copies of her new book. 

She is also running a creative writing competition for students and a reading challenge where they commit to reading as many books as they can in a year.

Catherine Hughes, Principal at St. Bede’s Catholic College, said: “It is hugely exciting to have such a successful young author as our first Patron of Reading and we look forward to the invaluable expertise, encouragement and guidance she will offer our pupils and staff over the coming months.”

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