school pupil wins national short story writing competition
student from Highbridge's King Alfred School has won a nationwide
short story writing competition.
author Chris Bradford set schoolchildren a writing challenge earlier
this year and Year 8 student Sophie Fenegan, pictured,
has won the short story writing competition.
pupils were asked to complete an ending to a short story named
Rockface' and thousands of children from across the UK took
part, including more than 100 King Alfred School students.
Fenegan was one of the young hopefuls.
month, Sophie received an email congratulating her for her "imaginative
and detailed" entry. She had won first place and a prize
of an Essential Den Kit and books for the school.
Bradford added: "My first place winner is Sophie Fenegan.
Great development of the story, a strong layering of tension,
a surprising romantic twist and a brilliant 'cliffhanger' ending.
Definitely makes me want to read on!"