Swindon Literature Festival

From 14 – 18 November, The Dorcan Academy enjoyed participating in the 15th Swindon Youth Festival of Literature. On Monday 50 of our students visited the Wyvern Theatre to see the fantastic football writer Matt Oldfield.  Later in the week, we welcomed our partner Primary schools to Dorcan to see the fantastically lively performance by author Steve Cole who kept us all entertained with his ukulele-filled show and on Thursday award-winning author Christopher Edge enthralled year 8’s with an Escape Room extravagance. The week was rounded off with the poet Ash Dickinson encouraging our year 7’s to find their inner poet and a triumphant third place for our book quiz team at the Inter-School book quiz!

Thank you too to Kate Murphy, who organised the festival again on behalf of the Swindon schools. We are so lucky to have such an amazing librarian who enables our students to experience such unforgettable opportunities.


The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
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Email: enquiries@dorcan.co.uk
The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.