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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.

HEATHER'S PRIZE-WINNING WRITING - April 2020 - Tacchi Morris - The Page is Printed Under 18s winner

IZZY'S PRIZE-WINNING ANNE FRANK DIARY ENTRY

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 Writing Display in Church

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ANNE FRANK CREATIVE WRITING SHORTLISTED ENTRANTS 2018-19

ANNE FRANK CREATIVE WRITING SHORTLISTED ENTRANTS 2018-19 1

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 LITERACY NETWORK POETRY COMPETITION - Two of our pupils have been highly commended in this year's competition. Their poems were selected from 1758 entries!

Picture 1 Book signing by Angie Sage at the Awards Evening.
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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.  

POETRY SLAM - WINNERS AND PERFORMERS

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Our Year 6 writers have had major success for the second year running in Somerset Literacy Network's Poetry Competition.  This year, out of 1070 entries, we had two winners, two highly commended and 11 shortlisted poets.  First prize was won by Sidney Mockridge with his remarkable description of a graveyard; second place was awarded to Joshua Steed with his atmospheric poem about the Quiet Quantocks.  Ella Taylor Jones and Elliot Chubb's poems were highly commended in the Year 5/6 category.  Prize winners will be invited to the annual Poetry Slam at Dillington House, where they will be awarded their prizes and enjoy an afternoon of poetry.  The standard of poetry entered into the competition from our school was remarked upon by the judges as being of a very high standard - well written, well presented and varied.  

INDIA'S PRIZE WINNING POEM - SOMERSET ANNE FRANK CREATIVE WRITING

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.    

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