Extra-curricular English activities have been difficult to do in their usual form this past year, and sadly, opportunities for trips have been severely limited. We have taken students to ‘see’ Macbeth performed on Zoom (rather surreal!) and managed to hold a public speaking competition final in-house and online, in December (quite a challenge, but worth it!).
Perhaps this is why the publication of our Creative Writing Anthology this year feels like a particularly wonderful triumph, as it is one of the few ventures that has remained relatively undented by the pandemic. Inside it, you will find all the shortlisted entries from our competition this year, including our winners.
The theme of ‘Wishes’ seems to have chimed with students and we had over 80 entries in prose and poetry from students in Years 7-13. This is the third year of running the competition across the school and all the English staff continue to be impressed with the standard of work produced. We were also very lucky to secure William Fiennes, a prize-winning author, as our overall judge.
I hope you enjoy the shortlisted pieces – and the wonderful artwork provided by some of our English A-Level students. Well done to all of the students whose work is included – and please keep writing!
Head of English and Deputy Head Academic, Years 7-11