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Awards for young writers in short story competition

Emma Billingham

Emma Billingham

Awards for young writers in short story competition

Students show off their certificates given by the Knowl Hill Village Association

Talented young writers have been awarded for short stories written around the topic of Around the World in 80 Days.

All students from year one upwards at the Knowl Hill Academy submitted a tale inspired by the classic story to a competition run by the Knowl Hill Village Association.

Five students from each class were picked to go forward to the judges, with overall winners selected by members of the association.

A short service to hand out prizes and for the stories to be read was held at St Peter’s Church in Knowl Hill Common on Tuesday for families to attend.

Nichole Bourner, headteacher of the Bath Road school said: “We’ll definitely be doing this again, it was really lovely for them and the children who won all got to read their stories out loud.

“We had quite a lot of stories about Terence the time travelling mouse but some of the older children had stories about space travel, so it was a real variety.”

Around the World in 80 Days was a school-wide topic for the term, with an end of year performance of the story also being put on next week.

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