Year 7 and 8 Creative Writing Competition
In February, pupils from years 7 and 8 took part in a creative writing competition. Year 7 had to write a description of a meal, inspired by Nigel Slater’s novel, Toast. Year 8 were asked to write the first chapter of a sequel to the novel they had been reading in class, Robert Swindells’ Stone Cold.
Many students entered the competition, despite having to write in their own free time, and competition was fierce. Unbeknown to the pupils, the English department had managed to persuade the famous author, Michael Rosen, to judge the entries. After much deliberation, Michael chose Leo Winter from year 7 and Lewis Dennis from year 8 as the winners, each receiving a signed copy of one of his books and the hope that they continue with their creative writing.
Creative Writing Competition – The Beaney Museum, Canterbury
Members of Miss Dutton’s year 7 and 8 classes were entered into a creative writing competition devised by The Beaney Museum in Canterbury. Pupils had to write about a dream they had and who they would like to give it to. Louise Haupt from Year 7 was a runner up in the competition, writing about her dream for a homeless woman to find a better life. This heartfelt and sensitive story won her a box set of Roald Dahl’s books and her name will also appear in the Canterbury Gazette with the winners.