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Northwood schoolboys shine in writing competition

 Published on: 20th June 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Northwood school has scooped a number of story writing prizes for the fourth year running in a writing competition for local schools.

Pupils from St Martin’s School shone in the Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross Bookshops competition which saw over 500 pupils from schools take part in. 

Debbie, the schools’ coordinator from CAGCB presented the St Martin’s boys with book vouchers. 

Krish Shah, entered his story, The Mystery of the Small Footprints, which won him first prize in the 11-16 category which was judged by author, Sara Barnard. 

Sara said: “This is a great story – I loved the small touched of humour and character, like the ‘pink water bottle with pictures of unicorns’. Great writing and lots of spirit.”

Sohan Desai won the second prize for his story, End of the Line. Sohan was said to have “conveyed a strong sense of atmosphere and mystery”.

The Treacherous Tomb, written by Madhav Bhimjiyani was highly commended for his great use of description in the fast-paced and exciting story. 

Kush Low won second prize for his piece The Diamond in the Rough in the KS2 category. Author Fleur Hitchcock, judges the category and complemented his style and use of varied sentences. 

The Diamond Race by Zain Kahn was Highly Commended. Fleur said Zain used “suspense to create great atmosphere.”

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