take part in young writers competition at Highbridge school
of students from across Somerset have taken part in a Young Writers
Competition hosted by King Alfred School in Highbridge.
from King Alfred, St Dunstans and Fairlands schools had great success
in the competition.
overall winners were Year 11 student Theo Wakeling of St Dunstans
School, Glastonbury, and Year 8 student Tabitha Fuller, of Fairlands
School in Cheddar.
Mobsby-Frost of King Alfred School won second place, with Jake Rodmell
and Jodie Lynham, in fourth and fifth. Megan Andrews of St Dunstans
School, finished runner up. Key Stage 3 winner was Tabitha Fuller
of Fairlands School with Helena Steven and Abigail Campbell in second
and third place.
Wray, Somerset Subject Network Leader for English at King Alfred's
said: "There were over 300 entries this year. The judging process
was extremely difficult due to the superb quality of writing the
students of Somerset had produced."
shortlisted stood out with their creativity and flair. We have some
very talented young writers in our county and it has been wonderful
to give them the recognition they deserve."
Speaker Sue C Medcalf, of 'An accidental Author', said: "I
was extremely impressed with the standard of the students and their
writing. It was enjoyable to hear the variety of the stories and
I was amazed that there were so many entries."
all children will aspire to being an author, but it is important
for them to enjoy reading, writing and learning to make the best
of their abilities in the future."
Key Stage 4 Winners L-R Students Joshua Leigh (Highly Commended),
Abigail Cooper (Highly commended), Olivia Dollery (Highly Commended),
Jodie Lynham (Fifth Place) and Jake Rodmell (Fourth Place), all
of King Alfred School, Megan Andrews of St Dunstans School (Third
Place), Rowan Mobsby Frost of King Alfred School (Second Place),
and Theo Wakeling of St Dunstans School in Glastonbury (Winner).