Wordsmiths Shine in Creative Writing Competition

During Lent Term we were on the hunt for Eversfield’s best storytellers! Our House Creative Writing Competition encouraged the children to have fun with writing, to be as imaginative as they could and to make us laugh, cry or just be blown away by their creativity.

The stories contributed by over 200 children from Forms 1-6 were whittled down to just ten finalists from Middle School and ten from Upper School. The judging panel then had the unenviable task of choosing one winner from each phase of the School.

Miss Freeman, Subject Leader for English, was quite in awe of the work produced, and even more astonished at how many children for whom English is a second language managed to reach the latter stages of the competition, including the final ten.

It was fantastic to read all the imaginative stories and see the children's creativity showcased. Huge congratulations to the winners of this year's competition:

Upper School: Catch a Lot by R Singh

Middle School: Something Fishy by En Hui 

The inspiration behind the stories came from two videos. Middle School used a video called Something Fishy about a girl in a launderette who enters the washing machine and goes on an amazing journey. Some children put themselves in the place of the girl to tell the story; others assumed the voice of a narrator.

For Upper School, the inspiration was a video called Catch A Lot featuring a father and a rather disgruntled son on a whaling trip. There was also a seagull on board their boat. Children were given the option of writing from the point of view of the father, the son or the bird, or in the third person as a narrator.

Readers' note:
Some punctuation and spelling errors have been corrected so that the stories read smoothly but, where the meaning is clear, the grammar is left as it was written by the child.