National Writing Competition Successes at Witham

10 May 2019

The school is delighted with the success of five pupils in national writing competitions.

In the midst of the busy Lent Term, numerous pupils constructed their own stories, which were submitted for the BBC2 500 Word competition and the Wicked Young Writer Awards.  Both competitions’ primary aims are to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and develop writing talent in young people.

Huge congratulations go to the Bella and Max, who were each selected as one of twenty finalists in their age category to go to London for the awards ceremony.

Stories and poems from 120 finalists from across the UK will be published in the annual Wicked Young Writer Awards Anthology. Bella and Max have been also invited to an exclusive ceremony at London’s Apollo Victoria, home to the hit musical since 2006, where judges and members of the Wicked cast will read the winning stories and poems and announce who has won in each category.

The producers of WICKED in collaboration with Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE and the National Literacy Trust created the Wicked Young Writer Awards in 2010. Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of the Awards.
Sophie, Josie and Matilda have successfully made it through the first round of BBC2’s 500 Word writing competition, which is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of five and thirteen.

Well done to all concerned!