Last term some of our students entered a Young Writers’ Stranger Sagas competition. The competition is aimed at 11-16 year olds whereby they write a 100 word story based on a sentence starter stimuli.
To encourage students to enjoy creative writing, during an English lesson they were inspired by a short video clip provided by the Young Writers’. Students chose a sentence starter which had inspired them. They had to write a story in exactly 100 words- which proved challenging in itself but our students stepped up to it!
Over 20,000 entries were submitted nationwide, over 70 of them from Tabor from which 37 of our students were chosen to be published in an anthology.
All of our entrants received a certificate of achievement and a bookmark from Young Writers’.
The 37 students who were selected for publication have now received the copies of the book.
Elkie said that she “wasn’t expecting to be published and is really happy”. Kofi “can’t wait for the next competition he enters”.
This is such a fantastic achievement for them all. There is no end to their creativity and imaginations.
Oliver in year 10 said that “it has boosted his confidence in English”.
Jasmine said that “she cannot wait to share her published work with family and friends”.
To celebrate the accomplishment of our authors, we shall be holding an afternoon tea to congratulate them and to share their work with parent/carers, teachers and fellow published authors.
However… the competition is not over just yet!
Our authors’ sagas are now being judged nationally and we are awaiting to hear later this term if they are the overall winner…fingers crossed and watch this space…!
Miss N. Mevo