Week Commencing Monday 20th March 2017
FANTASTIC NEWS – National writing competition update!
Recently, a number of children entered the Young Writers’ national writing competition ‘Crazy Creatures’. The children were asked to write a 100-word saga about wonderful adventures within a crazy creation; from monster battles and chaos in schools to everything in-between!
I am delighted to say that the editors of the competition would like to publish a number of the pupils’ mini sagas in the anthology, ‘Crazy Creatures – The Weird & Wonderful!’. Having work published is not only something to be proud of but it will encourage the children to continue to develop their writing talent. One of my main aims through this competition has been to raise the awareness of creative writing within the classroom and promote the enjoyment of reading and writing – in the interest of encouraging pupils and to help them achieve this aim.
A huge well done to the following pupils’, who have had personal letters delivered to school to say that their saga has been selected for publication in the ‘Crazy Creatures – The Weird & Wonderful!’ (which is due to be published on the 31st May 2017):
Rhiannon – The Big Adventure
Nathan – The Hunt!
Arvie – Batty in Bat Land
Jayden – The Mystery of Fred Bear!
Scarlet - Rainbow
Megan – Smiley Land
Abbie - The Magical Mix-up
Morgan – Emoji Land
Matthew – The Boy Race
Emily – Bongie’s Crazy Adventure
Ruedi – Currently Untitled
Joshua – Ginjo Vs Batman
Lucy – Ziglou’s Adventure
Emily – Oingy’s Crazy Adventure
Blake – Ramdonio’s Adventure of a Lifetime
Kadie-Leigh – Crazy Bong
Alfie – Currently Untitled
Ben – Sky Lands
Lucy – The Vast Desert
Harrison – Horrible Creatures
Kayleigh – Frankistein
Lauren – The Haunted Twins
James – Defeating Master Eon
Morgan – Fluffy and the Witch
Logan – Crazy Apocolypse
Leah – Greasley Crazy Creature
Reagan – The Eating Crazy Creature
Ella-Ryley – To Save Planet School
Katherine – The Creature Who Got Crazier Than Before
Parents and Carers,
Young Writers recently got in touch with you regarding your child’s work being published in a special anthology. For your child’s work to be published Young Writers must receive permission from you by 31st March 2017. The easiest way is to use login to your online account using the details provided on your Copyright/Permission form, which was posted to you. For your child’s saga to be published in the anthology, they need to have your consent. As a result of this, could you please return your permission forms by Wednesday 29th March 2017 please. Thank you!
If you have mislaid your Copyright/Permission form or have any queries, please contact Young Writers directly, by giving them a call on 01733 890066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org They are open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Upon publication, we will receive a complimentary copy of the book with the pupils’ work included and it would be fantastic to see as many pupils included as possible.
I am so proud of the children and can not wait to see the published anthology. We will also find out, following publication, whether or not the school has won the £1000 1st prize, £500 second prize or £250 for third prize as one of the selected ‘best’ schools.
Warm regards and thank you for co-operation,
Michelle Bates (Deputy Head Teacher and English Lead)