British Council’s Commonwealth Class Story-writing Competition
TWO budding authors have beaten thousands of others across the world to come top in an international storytelling competition.
Eva and Megan could not believe their ears when they were told they had come second and highly-commended in the British Council’s Commonwealth class story writing competition. They only just managed to contain their excitement as the news was announced in school assemblylast Monday (January 23). The Year 6s had been waiting for the results since they and several others from the school in Churchfields submitted 300-word short stories on the theme of belonging in November last year. Entitled A Diamond in the Rough, Eva’s story tells a tale of a diamond who feels lost and alone after being taken from its home in Ancient Egypt and put in a museum. Eva said, “I was so excited when I found out, but didn’t expect to do so well. I really like fantasy and classic books and would love to write my own one day.”
Her classmate and fellow pupil advocate for Churchfields Junior Megan’s story, called Belonging: was a children’s story, about a baby bird who is rejected by its family, but finds a new home with a friendly deer. She added: “My whole family are really proud of me. I can imagine myself being an author one day.”