SOMERSET ANNE FRANK AWARDS 2017
On Thursday 29 June, six of our talented creative writers, who had been shortlisted in this annual competition, attended the Awards Evening at Brendon Books. There were 130 entries, adjudicated by the best-selling author Angie Sage, who was also there to present the awards. Amazingly, three of our pupils were awarded the top three places – Ben, Maya and Amelie. Ben's first-place poem was read out to the large audience and he won £75 and a copy of Anne Frank's diary. Evie, Iona and Tilly were highly commended for their work. Angie Sage and the organisers of the competition remarked on the high quality of the entries from our school.
POETRY SLAM 2017 - DILLINGTON HOUSE - 6 June
Our poetry competition winners were awarded their prizes at the annual Somerset Literacy Network Poetry Slam, where they were invited to read out their poems and perform a poem to the audience. The poet, Rachel Rooney, spoke to the children about her career and shared some of her poetry with her captivated audience. The standard of poetry from our school was remarked upon as being of a very high standard.
SOMERSET ANNE FRANK CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
Four of our talented Year 6 pupils were shortlisted out of 365 entries in this writing competition: India Mockridge, Dulcie Furner, Millie Chappell and Alfie Clark. They were invited to an Awards Evening on 8 July at Brendon Books to receive their certificates and prizes. The Guest of Honour at the event was none other than the renowned author, Michael Morpurgo. The competition required children to respond to an extract from Anne Frank's diary. India, who wrote an outstanding poem addressed to Anne Frank, was the overall winner of the 10-12 category.