Today Mrs Johnston and Miss Whiteley started a new club on Wednesday lunchtimes from 12.30pm – 1pm.
The club is Young Editors (Barrington Stoke organised) and members are a mix of children from years 3/4 to year 6.
The purpose of the club is to provide the opportunity to read and mark unpublished manuscripts. These will often be manuscripts by well known authors.
The object is to take it in turns to read sections of the manuscript, make any amendments, correct spelling errors, decide on where a picture might be suited and score each chapter out of 10. Once the manuscript is read in full an overall mark out of 10 is given. The manuscripts are then ‘uploaded’/posted to the publisher Barrington Stoke for consideration.
The two manuscripts that are currently being read are:
A perfectly Ordinary School by Jeremy Strong and The Girl with the Sunshine Smile by Karen McCrombie.