A primary school pupil from Cundall Manor School is celebrating after receiving an award as part of a national Young Writers competition.
Sasha entered the ‘Once Upon a Dream’ Young Writers competition for 7 -11 year olds, and claimed the accolade of best poem in the book with her entry ‘What Happens at Night.’ Four other poems from the school were chosen for publication.
North Yorkshire pupils, Nancy, Juliet, Sasha, Violet and Josie all had their work published as part of The Young Writers competition. This year the competition is celebrating its 25th year. The competition received over 25,000 entries from across the country.
The theme ‘Once Upon a Dream’ captured the imaginations of the youngsters at Cundall Manor School with poems ranging from real-life aspirations to wild and vivid dreams.
Lesley Ratcliffe helped bring the competition to life for the children. She said: “Our pupils really enjoy exercising their imaginations and the Young Writers format is a great way for our younger pupils to engage with writing and poetry in particular.”
She added: “The theme really gave our pupils the chance to use their imaginations in a creative way and the outcome is some wonderful poetry, deep with vivid descriptions and meaning.”
The publication ‘Once Upon a Dream – North Yorkshire’ was released earlier this spring.
The book follows hot on the heels of the school being nominated for the Independent Schools Association National Award for Excellence and Innovation in Provision for a Junior School.