SOMERSET LITERACY NETWORK - POETRY COMPETITION
Just before lockdown, children in years 5 and 6 entered this poetry competition. There were over 1000 entries and several of our children submitted successful entries. Sammy T won First Prize with his entry. Cory was highly commended; Emily, Finley, Livvy, Olivia and Paddy were commended. Congratulations to all our young poets.
RADIO 2 500 WORDS COMPETITION UPDATE
I am delighted to let you know that yet again we have had major competition success - this time in a National competition. Emily L (yr 5) and Brendan (yr 6) were amongst the shortlisted entrants in the second phase of the competition. Their stories were amongst the 5000 selected from an incredible 135,000! Congratulations to both of our talented writers.
ANNE FRANK CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION 2019-20
We are very proud, once again, of our Year 6 writers and their achievements. This year, seventeen of our pupils were shortlisted from 130 entries. Congratulations to all of them - particularly Izzy who won first prize! The awards ceremony was held at the Brewhouse, poignantly on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and was attended by over 250 people.
ANNE FRANK CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION 2018
For the third year running, our children have had success in this competition. Over 100 entries from all over Somerset were submitted, and seven of our talented Year 6 writers were shortlisted. The Awards Ceremony was held at the Brewhouse Theatre and prizes were presented by the author, Emma Carroll. Our pupils took the second and third prizes (Henry T and Robert N), with the remaining shortlisted entries being awarded 'Highly Commended' (Ruby, Noah, Lucy, Hannah, Evie). Shortlisted entrants were presented with a copy of Anne Frank's Diary and a certificate, whilst our prize-winners also won book tokens.
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 LITERACY NETWORK - POETRY COMPETITION WINNERS 2016
On 14 June, two of our Year 6 children attended this year's Poetry Slam at Dillington Hall. Jacob Partridge, the Key Stage 2 winner of the Somerset Literacy Network poetry competition with his poem entitled 'The Barn Owl', was awarded his prizes (a framed copy of his poem and a poetry book), and was given the opportunity to read his poem to an audience. Ben Martin, whose poem was highly commended in the competition, also attended the event. The afternoon consisted of an excellent poetry workshop and several performances of well-known poems. It was a highly inspirational afternoon.
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.