Young Wordsmiths shine in Short Story Competition

To mark Share-a-Story Month and celebrate the power and magic of storytelling, Year Six pupils at Lawford C of E Primary School recently took part in our short story competition.

Tasked to write a story set in their historic hometown of Manningtree, the pupils wrote descriptive tales of adventure and intrigue, with talented young writer Mia winning a £25 book voucher and two runners-up, Nancy and Sadie awarded £15 and £10 vouchers respectively.

Jennifer Rhodes-Finch, Head of Marketing at City & Country, commented: “It was difficult to pick a winner as there were so many fascinating stories set in Manningtree, and we all really enjoyed reading them.

“We all loved the winning story which really had us gripped and I am sure that the author has a bright career ahead – David Walliams had better watch out!”

The competition was organised as part of National Share-a-Story Month which takes place throughout the month of May and is an annual celebration of storytelling and story sharing, aiming to bring children and books together in new ways.

Deputy Head at Lawford Primary Katie Usher said: “The children loved taking part in the competition, they were all talking about it for weeks and are so proud of the finished entries. The class really enjoyed sharing their stories with each other and it was a great opportunity to get creative about our local area.”

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