SCHOOL COLUMN: James Calvert Spence College

James Calvert Spence College building in Acklington Road, Amble.
James Calvert Spence College building in Acklington Road, Amble.

Stepping in to produce college tales

Sixth-form students Katie Lisa Scott, Kai Brown and Curtis Armstrong have taken up the mantle of reporters and intend to write the JCSC column for the Gazette each fortnight. We meet the team.

Katie Lisa Scott: I am studying A-Level English language and literature, AS-Level creative writing and BTEC level courses in ICT and fashion and design.

I would like to be a journalist. Translating and producing my own ideas into words and putting them onto paper is great, I find it soothes my mind and relaxes me.

My preferred music types are post-hardcore, alternative rock, metalcore and heavy metal. My favourite singer is Frankie Cocozza.

I live with my gran, Kate Dawson. She welcomed me into her home in March when I had nowhere to go and I owe her a great deal. She has been in and out of hospital this past year and I have been able to repay a little of her kindness by helping to support her and keep her company.

Kai Brown: I am studying A-Levels in English language and literature and creative writing and Level 3 BTEC courses in business studies and ICT.

I like to listen to music and currently my favourite singers are Ariana Grande and the Janoskians.

During my spare time when I am not hanging out with my mates, I can be found playing on my Xbox. I like going to to the cinema.

I enjoy reading. The best book I have read is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Curtis Armstrong: I am studying A-Levels in English language and literature and creative writing and BTEC Level 3 courses in ICT and business studies. I am grateful to be given this opportunity to produce the school column.

I have lived in Amble my whole life and I feel that it is changing rapidly, in ways good and bad. It is good that there are new and different businesses opening in the town, but it is a shame that some of the older and more traditional businesses, which gave Amble its name, have now gone or are struggling.

My favourite singer is Lady Gaga as I agree with her strong message of acceptance.

In 2012, I visited South Africa on a school trip with five other students, as part of an exchange programme; it was a privilege to visit such a beautiful country.

When I leave school, I am considering whether to apply for an animal welfare course.