Richmond School students design posters for Walking and Book Festival

Year 10 media students with their stunning Richmond Walking and Book Festival posters.

Media students at Richmond School have used their design and marketing skills to promote Richmond’s forthcoming Walking and Book Festival.

The school was approached to create posters for the festival to publicise the events in their programme.

Six designs have been selected for the festival posters, with a further two designs being chosen to promote Little Alf, a talk by Leyburn children’s author, Hannah Russell, at Richmond Library.

A group of Year 10 and Year 12 English students are also creating blogs about some of the literary events to appeal to a younger audience and encourage them to attend.

These will be shared via the festival’s and school’s social media channels.

The students are reviewing a number of talks including Baroness Hale’s Spider Woman, Horrible Histories and Biracial Britain.

Sam Weston, media studies teacher, said: “The students rose to the challenge and were very excited to have the opportunity to be working on a live brief with a set deadline, so this gave them a genuine appreciation and experience of the time pressures in the world of work for designers and marketeers.”

Barbara Gravenor, chair of the festival, said: “We are thrilled to involve the students in the Festival and are really impressed with the posters they have created for us.

“We are looking forward to reading the event reviews too.

“It is wonderful that these young people are contributing so much to our festival and we can’t wait to share their stunning promotional artwork with the community.

“Thank you to all the students for their tremendous support.”

The festival programme includes e choice of daytime and evening events to inspire the readers and ramblers of Richmondshire, including 30 walks around the stunning surrounding countryside, with 19 speakers and authors lined up.

The festival is now run as a charity and is inviting people to join its Friends Scheme – find out more on becoming a Friend of the Festival at

Tickets for the festival are now on sale with full details of the programme and online booking at

Tickets can also be purchased from the festival box office at Richmond Information Centre in the Market Hall in Richmond and via the Georgian Theatre for events taking place there.

Children’s events hosted at the library can be booked through Richmond Library.