Year 5 students at Highwood Primary School in Bushey were over the moon to be awarded first place in a creative writing competition last month and receive a £100 voucher to spend on books for the school library.
Pupils Lilla Vicente, Poppy Webster and Koriye Karayilan impressed the judges with their excellent pieces of work on an inspiring book, in a competition organised by Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.
Daniel Waygood, Year 5 teacher and writing leader said: “I’ve been so impressed with the writing from my class, especially since they have had so much disruption to their schooling over the last year. Lilla, Poppy and Koriye are just three of the great writers in the class, and it just goes to show how, with the right book, you can get everyone talking, reading and writing.”
Michelle Green, Deputy Headteacher added: “I’m delighted the class won this award. They have always loved a good book and I’ve often seen them listening to stories as I’ve walked down the corridor. It has really inspired their writing and I’m so pleased to see the hard work of the whole class has been recognised.”
Highwood Primary School received £100 to spend on books with Peters, the specialist book supplier for schools.