Just before half-term, the English department hosted their annual ‘Gothic Party’, inviting entrants from the recent story competition to celebrate their work – and find out the winners!
The English teachers were really impressed with the level of participation from pupils, and had a tough job judging – so much so that three pupils tied for first place in the Key Stage 3 competition! There were also a number of honourable mentions for those who had sparked the teacher’s imaginations.
Mrs Smith, Mrs Williams, Miss Mullen-Jones, and Miss Burke all praised not only the pupil’s creativity, but their application of skills learned in the classroom – using impressive vocabulary and different structures to create suspense and atmosphere.
Key Stage 4 Winners
1st: Kyle Matthew-Peers, for ‘The Woman in the Phone’
2nd: Freya Jones, for ‘Hut of the Haunted’
3rd: Alicia Williams, for ‘Run’
Key Stage 3 Winners
1st: Edward Adams, for ‘Psychological Thriller’
1st: Sophia Hughson, for ‘The Haunted Cottage’
1st: Ellie-Mae Norris, for ‘Old Mill Manor’
2nd: Leila Howells, for ‘The Spooky Lighthouse’
Brennan Curry, for ‘The Haunted House’
Harry Mansfield, for ‘Uncanny Twilight Pumpkin Picking’
Sophia Gao, for ‘Late Sunday Night’
Caitin Brisley, for ‘A Grave Error’
Florence Byrne, for ‘The Witch’s Daughter’
Dixie Williams, for ‘The Dreaded Day’
Frankie Armitt, for ‘Halloween’
Well done to all those who entered, and special congratulations to our winners! Keep an eye on our website and social media, as we will be sharing some chilling extracts from these stories….if you dare to read them!