At the beginning of the academic year, two creative writing clubs were established for KS3 and KS4, and within six months they achieved continuous victories in national competitions.
The school’s first success came in November, when 10 students entered the Young Writers’ Competition, which had the theme of “Empowered”, and of the 12,000 entries, the work of the 10 students was chosen for publication.
Young Writers editor Wendy Laws wrote at the time: “Having chosen all of your students’ work is something to be proud of, it doesn’t happen every day! I was impressed by their writings – such a privilege to read and each track will make a fantastic addition to ‘Empowered – Voices Out Loud!'”
Then in February 2022, 37 students entered a second Young Writers Competition, this time themed “Twisted Tales”, and out of 19,000 entries, again all of Carr Hill’s entries were published.
Finally, Creative Writing Club students entered the Malala Yousafzai Connected Creatives competition in December, which was voted on by students across the country, and last week Carr Hill learned that one of their students, Imogen B of the 7th grade, had been named one of the four winners.
Imogen, who was chosen from a record number of entries, said: “I was very happy when I learned that I had won the contest. I really enjoy going to the Creative Writing Club and recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their writing.”
Ms Fry, who leads the school’s two creative writing clubs, said: “I am truly impressed with the commitment and commitment of the students who attend our new creative writing club. The student work is read and judged by an external audience and it’s fantastic that they have so much recognition and success.
“I am incredibly proud of our students and thank you to those who attend every week without fail. For those just starting, thinking about coming and those who haven’t been in a while, remember – all are welcome! Join us, be creative and make your voice heard!”
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