BUDDING writers from Ark Acton Academy showcased their skills by performing a collection of their writing in front of family and friends at the end of term.

Several students read in their mother tongue.

The Year 7 cohort are on the All Write Now programme, which helps young people’s creativity and boosts their writing confidence.

Principal Oli Knight said: “Our students speak every language, so we are a truly global community, and we embrace this.

“I know some students were a bit nervous reading in front of an audience, but teachers and their peers were on hand to support and cheer them on.

You can watch highlights on https://arkacton.org/enrichment

Marta Pavlyshyn speaks Ukrainian, Yousif Hama is from Iran, speaks Kurdish at home and is speaking English in the clip and. finally, Samin Sarebani, from Iran, speaks Persian.