03 November 2016

We will remember them – schools launch creative writing competition

Budding young authors from across seven partnership schools will put pen to paper this November as part of a remembrance themed competition.

Students from across the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) are being asked to write a poem, diary entry, short story or newspaper article based on remembrance – from war time to the present day.

Winners from five aged related categories will each receive a book token so that they can take further inspiration from fellow writers.

 

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Rebecca Goode, deputy headteacher of Stockland Green School, said:

Our schools are home to many gifted young writers, so we are expecting a high quality of entries. We want students to create feeling and thought through a range of mediums – maybe through the eyes of a young soldier on the front line, or in a newspaper report about those who have fallen, or a poem remembering a loved one.

Every year our children respectfully commemorate those who fought and died in conflict. This November they will be expressing the importance of remembrance and what it means to them. We’re expecting some incredibly powerful and moving words – which we will share with our wider school community.”

Entries must be submitted by 15th November and results will be published on 22 November.