Students Contribute to ISABC Literary Publication

Ariadne has arrived! Congratulations to our writers!

Congratulations to the following students whose work has been published in the ISABC Literary Journal, Ariadne: Spooling Student Stories Vol. II.

  • Grade 9: Gaurangi, Joyce
  • Grade 10: Ariel, Millie, Emma, Isabella, Layla, Joyce
  • Grade 11: Annika, Bianca, Zoe
  • Grade 12: Sophie, Anne, Sabina, Kai, Jacqueline, Talia, Frances, Clare, Isabel, Tera, Coco
  • Graduates: Phoebe, Amy, Alisa, Robyn, Amneet

Ariadne: Spooling Student Stories was conceived in 2018 by Sara Sjerven, Assistant Director of Junior School (then Senior School English Teacher), and Alexandra Lesk, Senior School English Teacher. They had been inspired by the student voice publication put out by BCTELA (British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts Association), where the work of the province’s public school students could find a wider authentic audience. 

Sara and Alex thought the students from ISABC schools (Independent Schools Association of BC) would also appreciate this same opportunity. They began by inviting contributions from ISABC schools to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, and short stories for consideration to be included in the inaugural issue which was delivered in the autumn of 2019. In Ariadne’s second year, not only did submissions increase significantly, but the publication also opened up an opportunity for a competition to create the cover art to all ISABC students. 

Sara and Alex are very proud to have witnessed the fulfillment of their vision of a venue that celebrates and promotes the humanities throughout ISABC, fosters inter-school collaboration, and develops the core competencies of creativity and communication. As was always the plan when they proposed this project to Elizabeth Moore, the Executive Director of the ISABC, Sara and Alex have passed this endeavour onto another ISABC school to lead. Next year, it will be members of the English Department at Crofton House School in whom they have full confidence, who will continue to create an authentic audience for ISABC student writing.

Here are some of our proud students with their publications: