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Walk in the footsteps of literary giants…

Walk in the footsteps of literary giants…

First Story are organising a walk from the birthplace of the Brontë family in Thorton to the parsonage in Haworth for a group of students.

A number of staff from the English department joined the curator of the Brontë Stones walk, Michael Stewart along with staff from other schools and Andy Hill, the Regional programme manager from First Story to walk the 9 miles across the moors last Saturday to ensure the suitability of such a venture.


There are three stones that celebrate the bicentenaries of the three sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne, and a fourth stone to mark the significance of the Brontë’s as a literary family. The stones have been carved by fine art letter carver, Pip Hall, with specially commissioned literature by famous contemporary female writers including Carol Ann Duffy, Jeanette Winterson, Jackie Kat and Kate Bush.


We had every kind of weather but some of the views were breath taking. The stones were amazing, each was a work of art.

Students who are interested in joining the walk in April should contact Mrs. Blashill in the library or Mr. Bradshaw in English department. Walking boots and waterproofs will be provided.