Back in November, we asked students to consider writing an entry for the Harpenden Society’s ‘Tell Me A Story’ Writing Competition. We had lots of great entries and selected several for submission. The competition is open to all Harpenden Schools and we are very proud to announce that Neomi Y in Year 9 came 3rd in the age 14-15 year group, winning a £25 book voucher and Jessica H in Year 8 won the age 11-13 category, winning a £100 book voucher and winning a £100 donation for Katherine Warington School as well!
Feedback from the Judges was amazing, with Jessica’s story being described as “a beautiful and mature piece of writing.” with “a rhythmic, poetic quality” and “emotional maturity”. Neomi’s horror story was described as “A brilliantly descriptive piece with a … pervasive melancholy and powerful undertones of horror.” They even said “We’d strongly encourage Neomi to keep writing and would not be surprised if she rivalled Stephen King in the future!”. Their full comments can be seen here.
Congratulations to both girls and we’d encourage all of our students to keep writing!