During the ‘lockdown’ period of 2020, King’s pupils were invited to submit an imaginative writing piece to a competition. Students from Removes and Shells were invited to enter the 500 word competition and students from Thirds to Lower Sixth were invited to enter the 2020 word competition. Over 60 entries were received and the following pieces stood out for their bold, brave and unusual plots, as well as memorable narrative styles.
The collection spans a range of inspirations: from grave stones, to broken memories; from mythology to domestic tensions and ghostly turns. The stories all brim with memorable characters, uncanny settings and intense emotions. This collection seeks to bring together the different pieces so that the pupils can enjoy sharing in the work they have produced.
Judged by one of King’s fantastic English teachers, Dr Mair, has praised students for their efforts and is amazed by the range of pieces received and was particularly impressed by the high standard of the entries. It was clear a lot of energy had been invested in conjuring up some fabulous turns of phrase to express an exciting and engaging range of storylines. The pieces were all very unique and each one stood out for a different reason. The collection of pieces also includes a story written by Removes pupil, Ava Hardstaff (RMMW), who challenged herself to enter the senior competition and produced a fantastic piece set in World War Two.
We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up of the competition are as follows. First and second place entries received house points and a £10 book token – congratulations!
500 Word Competition
1st Zach Hard Af Segerstad-Smith (SHGLA)
2nd Eleanor Rogers (RMCS)
Removes-Shells Highly Commended
Lily-Ella Barnard (SHGRO)
Scarlett Wright (RMSG)
Eleanor Williams (RMAI)
2020 Word Competition
Thirds and L6
1ST Phoebe Davies (4WER)
2nd Isabel Sykes (4GLA)
Isla Plass (5WER)
Carina Chau (4FOX)
Victoria Froehling (4GLA)
A huge well done to everyone who entered!