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Posted on March 13th 2020
Penguin Books Visit on World Book Day
On World Book Day we welcomed visitors from Penguin Books who ran a workshop for Year 10 boys.
Students were selected for being great readers and users of the library and all received a free book at the end of the session. Penguin are also sending £100 worth of free books for the library to show how much they enjoyed meeting our boys.
Our students heard from Rachel in Editorial, Craig in Digital Media and Siena in Corporate Responsibility about how they had got in to publishing and what their jobs involve. They were also given information about work experience and internships run by Penguin.
As well as engaging in a lively Q&A session, the boys worked in teams during the afternoon exploring different roles within publishing and were asked to promote, redesign and plan a digital campaign for a book from Stormzy’s Penguin imprint, Merky Books. The boys learnt about the impact this former Harris student is having on opening doors for more black writers to be published.
Andrew said: “I liked the workshop because I got to learn about how books are published, how much authors get paid and also how to apply for a job.”
Samuel was really interested to have discovered the digital side of publishing and Noah was impressed by the amount of creativity that goes in to producing a book: “I was very excited about designing a book cover and listening to the other groups’ work. I would love to do this again.”