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Young Writers’ Competition

Last term Miss Follet entered several students for a National Young Writers’ creative writing competition: Around The World in 80 Words. The task was to write a short story based on the theme of ‘Around the World’ in no more than 80 words.

As a result 18 students from Year 8 and 9 were successful and will now have their stories published in a book: Around The World in 80 Words (11-18) Essex. (list of students below). A copy will be sent to the school. The students also received a certificate and bookmark.

From these stories the editorial team will now go on to select school winners. 1st prize= £1,000 (for the school) ; 2nd prize = £500, 3rd prize = £250. The overall winners will be decided in April, so fingers crossed!

Successful students:



Kalle Meyer

Eren Cosar

Francesca Butt

Mayowa Adesola

Mark Steele

Imogen Jones

Amelia Holdsworth

Sebastian Rees-Ewalo

Keir May

Kingsley Nduke

Fergal Voersanger-Brill

Franziska Beck

Eleanor Clarke

Yr 9

Moyo Adebanjo

Amelia Wallis

Emma Radley

Josephine Williams

Elise Bray