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EES for Schools Announces Winners of Story Writing Competition

Last term, EES for Schools (EES) launched its first Short Story Competition, announcing the winners on 23 February 2018.

The first of its kind for EES, the competition’s aim is to encourage creative writing for a purpose. Pupils in Key Stage 2 were asked to write a story, on any subject, in 300 words or less. Several schools took part in the activity and, in some cases, entries were received from whole classes.

Despite tough competition, pupils at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School in Rochford snatched the winning spots. Entries were split into two categories – Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Winning and runner-up entries were selected thanks to their ability to engage readers; several entries included a twist which further captured the judges’ attention. St Teresa's places a high priority on the development of writing which was evident in judging outcomes. 

Winners and runners-up were awarded reading books of their choice which were kindly provided by the School Library Service. In addition, winning pupils were presented with certificates.

Runners-up and winners are below, listed by category:

Lower KS2 

Winner: Freddie O'Mahony with the short story, The Sub
Runner-up: Sam Dowler with the short story, Mount Vesuvius
Runner-up: Lexie Benns with the short story, The Enchanted Town

Upper KS2 

Winner: Thomas Knowles with the short story, Jeff
Runner-up: Sophie Eva with an untitled short story
Runner-up: Olivia Dunn with an untitled short story