Our budding writers had the opportunity to get their work in front of a famous author when they took part in a whole school story writing competition on Friday 27th May. Best-selling novelist and writer Elizabeth Noble read the entries in the weeks before the competition and announced her favourites at the Prize Winners Presentations held today.
Entries were judged on creativity, imagination, originality and a good story with the theme ‘Around the world in 80 days’. Every child was given three hours to create an original piece of work and all the writing was done in school during English lessons.
Children aged three drew their story in pictures and the teachers wrote the words.
Each year group presented a story and entries were split into different age groups with 11 categories and 11 prizes (one for each year group) plus honourable mentions. Winners each received a book personally chosen by Elizabeth Noble.
“I have been incredibly impressed at the high level of imagination and creativity shown by all the children at Barrow Hills School. Watch out… one of them could be the next Roald Dahl or David Walliams!”
Kindy age 3: The runner up was Oliver and the winner was Beatrice.
Kindy age 4: The runner up was George and the winner was Grace.
Reception: The runner up was Daisy and the winner was Jacob .
Year 1: The runner up was Gabriel and the winner was Elizabeth .
Year 2: The runner up was Ruby and the winner was Jack .
Year 3: Honourable mention goes to Claudia, the runner up was Alexander, and the winner was William.
Year 4: Honourable mentions go to James and Maddie, the runner up was Laurie and the winner was Sascha .
Year 5: Honourable mentions go to Finlay and Harry, the runner up was Harry and the winner was George.
Year 6: Honourable mentions go to Oliver and Henrietta, the runner up was Eddie and the winner was Frank.
Year 7: Honourable mentions go to Scott and Benjamin, the runner up was Thomas and the winner was Annabel.
Year 8: Honourable mentions go to Louis and Charlotte, the runner up was Alexandra and the winner was Gabriel.
Overall in the House Competition, McCormack came third and Kean and Murtough came joint first place.