The Sponsored Schools Programme has been in place for ten very successful years and has allowed in excess of 10,000 students to visit the Somerset Celebration of Literature who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend.
To extend this programme the Somerset College Literary Fund has been established. The Fund will provide financial support to allow students from rural areas to attend the Celebration.
In 2015, we were pleased to welcome over 200 students from Goondiwindi State Primary School, St George State Primary School, Burnett State College, a selection of winners from the Macintyre Young Writers’ Awards, as well as students and staff from Nyangatjatjara College, which is located in Central Australia.
These students were transported, accommodated and given the opportunity to attend author sessions at the Festival.
For 2017 we invite you all to take part in this extremely rewarding programme by making a tax-deductible donation to the Somerset College Literary Fund.
Click here to complete an online Pledge Form.
Contact Andrea Lewis, Events Manager, on 07 5559 7302 or email for further information.