National Young Writers excelling at

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National Young Writers - Year 9 (4)

Students at community school have been achieving high levels of success in national writing competitions over the last few years.  Most recently, 33 out of 38 Year 9 students who entered a competition entitled ‘Poetopia’ were successful in having their work selected for publication in a forthcoming anthology.

The Poetopia competition is run by the National Young Writers’ organisation and the rules surrounding the conditions of entry were very tough indeed.  They demanded that each student write a poem depending on which ‘faction’ of society they belonged to.  Their ‘faction’ was decided upon after they had answered several questions in a quiz about their personality, a quiz inspired by popular dystopian fiction such as ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Hunger Games’.  Library Manager, Matt Coot, said:  ‘We had a brilliant selection of poems submitted for the competition including many that showed off the students’ knowledge and passion about current affairs.  I would like to say well done to all the students who took part and thank the English Department for their help and cooperation.’

Congratulations go to:


Brooke Mills Hannah Mortimore Jess Stainsby
Jack Pritchard Ellie Garland Will Oatey
Adam Legg  Lottie Elliott Jack Baigent
Ebony Deacon Chloe Reynolds Georgia Godwin
Daniel Way Robert Walsh Harry Pascoe
Milliesha Nicholas Kezia Chubb Matt Calder
Maisie Glazebrook Jacob Coles Daniel Ward
Sam Jones Caitlin Wilson-Miller Billie-Anne Badham
Ellen Procter Bradley Kelly Tom Cox
Harriet Hunt Reanne Chapman Charlie Potts
Imogen James Lucie Jones Daisy Ashford