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Creative writing success

24 January 2020

The English Department is delighted that more than 40 students have had success with a recent creative writing competition held by the national ‘Young Writers’ group. 

The students, who are all in Key Stage 3, entered the ‘mini saga’ writing competition just before Christmas. Pupils entered the competition with the theme ‘Hunted’ and were challenged to write a story of danger and pursuit in just 100 words.  They will now have the opportunity to get their work published in a book being developed by the Young Writers group – a national organisation that aims to encourage young people to engage in creative writing. Successful students should look out for a letter heading their way via their English teacher and ask for permission from their parents if they would like their work to be included in the collection.

If students are interested in having their work published in the future, they should keep an eye on the competitions board in the corridor in the English Department or come to Creative Writing Club on Fridays at 1.30pm in the Sixth Form IT Room.

Mr Gray, Head of English, said: "We are delighted that so many girls have taken this opportunity to become inspired and to inspire others with their mini sagas.  For many of them this is the first thing they will have had published, and we hope that they will go on to publish fully-fledged sagas and become the celebrated writers of tomorrow."

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