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Creative writers recognised through new competition

The winners of a new Creative Writing competition were celebrated in a short outdoor presentation in March, to recognise and reward their efforts during Literacy and Numeracy Week.

During the period of remote learning, we launched our Whole School Literacy and Numeracy Week, an opportunity for Key Stage Three students to focus on important skills, get away from the computer and use their imagination. As part of the week's activities, students were asked to produce a piece of original, preferably hand-written, creative prose writing, based on a picture. It was a chance to practise their ‘show don’t tell’ writing skills and really use their imagination.  Winners were then chosen from a panel of teachers and staff members, including Mrs Chapman (KS3 Coordinator) and Mrs Dock (LRC). 

The standard of entries was incredibly high but four Year 7 and four Year 8 students were chosen as winners, and were rewarded with certificates and book vouchers.

Congratulations to:

  • Maya and William - Best Creative Writers (Year 7)
  • Jasmine and Robbie - Most Effort Made in Creative Writing (Year 7)
  • Freya and Edward - Best Creative Writers (Year 8)
  • Lola and Gabriel - Most Effort Made in Creative Writing (Year 8)

Miss Powell, Extended Leadership Team/Literacy Coordinator, said: "The quality of stories we received was outstanding. We're hoping the activity may have sparked or increased existing interest in story writing; we all have an intrinsic human need to tell our stories!"

Congratulations all! Keep writing!

Pictured below: Edward and Jasmine with their certificates