Julia Green launched the competition in the Spring Term. Pupils were asked to write a story of no longer than 1,500 words on the theme of light and dark. There were two age group categories; Years 7 – 9 and Years 10 – 13.
As Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, and published novelist of six novels for teenagers and six stories for younger children, Julia Green has a great deal of experience in writing for this age group and kindly agreed to help with the judging. Julia also paid a visit to a lunch time session of the Creative Writing Society to offer her advice to pupils on writing their story.
Congratulations go to the following pupils:-
Years 7 - 9
First Prize to Izzy Robson, Year 9, for 'Losing Faith'
Runners Up: Benedict Brookes and Philippa Sears both Year 7
Highly Commended: Adam Dudley Fryar, Year 8, Auriol Reddaway and Signe Lury both Year 9
Years 11 - 13
First Prize Claire Bowman, Sixth Form
Runners Up: Bishan Morgan Year 11, Alex Prescott, Sixth Form
Highly Commended Max Lury, Year 11, Jeni Meadows, Year 10, Tilda Gregg-Smith, Sixth Form, and Hester Malin, Year 11
Overall winner : Izzy Robson, Year 9
Speaking about the competition, Julia Green said: “I was very impressed reading through all the stories submitted. I can see that there is a great deal of creative literary talent amongst the pupils and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if many of you do not go on to become published authors. It was interesting to judge this competition and to find that overall it was the interpretation of dark that pupils found most affinity with, some very dark stories indeed! I hope you will all find time to practise your writing skills every day and read as much as possible; it really is the only way to improve. Thank you for inviting me to judge this competition.”
For further information please contact:
King Edward’s School
Tel: 01225 820415