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Penguin Books - workshops on World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day Penguin Random House delivered a fantastic workshop focused on reading, storytelling and careers to 60 of our sixth form students.

The workshop was fun and interactive, and aimed to inspire and inform young people about careers in publishing by bringing to life the different roles available within the industry including editorial, sales, marketing and publicity. 

Our students discovered all about the different roles available in publishing, by working together to put themselves in the shoes of a Marketer, Editor, Designer, Salesperson. They also heard about the individual career journeys of all of the volunteers including the CEO of Penguin Random House, and the various entry-level roles available to them.

The workshop was based around Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith – an interactive book which encourages the reader to get involved in its pages (including even ‘wrecking the book’!)

Members of the winning team were given their own copy of the book to take home and everyone received a bookmark with information about careers at Penguin Random House.

As Penguin Random House is the UK’s number one book publisher, home to some of the nation’s best loved authors including Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, Michelle Obama and Harper Lee, we were delighted to be able to welcome them to our fantastic Sandringham Road library.

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