World Book Day – Short Story Competition

[07 May 2018]

Sirius Academy West celebrated World Book Day 2018 by bringing a number of local primary school children together for a short story writing masterclass. Students spent time working with staff from the English department to plan their plot, Drama to develop dialogue and character as well as Art to create illustrations.

Students were challenged to take their booklets away and return them to the Academy when their short story was complete. Mr Gordon and Miss Shaw then had the difficult task of choosing the top two stories to receive a prize. Whilst all of the entries were fantastic, two student’s work stood out from the rest; Jack Ward from Christopher Pickering Primary School and Leo Graham from Francis Askew Primary School.

Jack demonstrated excellent paragraphing skills in his short story and used colourful illustrations to bring his characters to life, gaining him 2nd place and the prize of a David Walliams book collection. Leo showed real creativity in his Star Wars themed story, beautiful handwriting and pages of detail which pushed him into 1st place. Leo was rewarded for his hard work with a Kindle so he can enjoy reading more of his favourite books.

Well done to all of the students below which we received entries from:

Phoebe Milsom – Christopher Pickering
Ella Parker – Christopher Pickering
Finley Milsom – Christopher Pickering
Lewis Leaming – Christopher Pickering
Djay Pulford – Christopher Pickering
Leyland Foster – Christopher Pickering
William Gaze – Christopher Pickering
Adam Sprack – Francis Askew
Katie Broadbelt – Francis Askew
Sofia Abazu – Francis Askew
Summer-Taylor Dodson – Francis Askew
Bobbie-Leigh Graves – Francis Askew
Carla Markham – Francis Askew
Amber Brankling – Francis Askew
Emma Ford – Ainthorpe
Jack Dawson – Wold 

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