A group of pupils from Year 7 at St Francis of Assisi Catholic College in Aldridge are celebrating after their entries into a national writing competition were chosen to be published in a new book.
During the school closure in February and March all students were invited to take part in a competition run by Young Writers publishing company entitled “Unsolved – Mini Sagas”.
It entailed writing a story under the theme of Unsolved but with the added criteria that it had to be exactly 100 words.
This is not as easy as it sounds and involves a lot of editing skills along with the obvious need for creativity and a high level of literacy ideas.
When school had finally reopened, English teacher Paul Mobberley, who had organised the competition entries, was delighted to hear that six children’s entries had been considered good enough for inclusion in the book.
With the competition open to the whole of the UK and more pupils than normal entering due to lockdown, the selection criteria was incredibly high so this really was a remarkable achievement.
With the pupils concerned being among the youngest at the school it really does bode well for future achievements, and as the work was done entirely in their own time everyone at St Francis is especially proud of them all.
Picture: Samuel Dawson, Riley Mannion, Jack Patterson, Lucian Cope, Julia Cyganik and Tilly Pickering-Grainger.