We are thrilled to announce that Year 6 pupil Ohemaa, is the Regional Winner of the National Young Writers’ Awards 2017.
Ohemaa wrote an exhilarating story about what it might be like to live in the year 3017 read it here
Ohemaa’s English Teacher, Mrs Anike Chuard, encouraged her class to enter the competition said
“The theme of 1000 years in the future was an exciting setting for story writing and we began by discussing what Britain was like 1000 years ago and thinking about the extraordinary changes that have happened in the world since then. Ohemaa, dissatisfied with her first effort, wrote a brilliant diary style piece from the perspective of a space traveller in the 31st Century. It has echoes of A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy despite never having read this book! She really is an exceptional and gifted writer.”
“I was at home when my mum took the telephone call from The Manor to tell me I’d won the regional round. I couldn’t believe it – I was so shocked I screamed! This was the second story I wrote, I wasn’t happy with the first one, I thought it was a bit boring. My story is going through to the final and the first prize is a trip to Disneyland Paris for my whole family. We’ve never been so I’ve got my fingers crossed.”
The competition has received over 10000 entries nationwide, so naturally Ohemaa’s teachers, friends and family are all extremely proud of her and wish her the best of luck for the finals. She is now eagerly waiting to see if she makes it into the national finals.