A Year 10 student from Saint Paul’s is celebrating after scooping a top literary award in the prestigious Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers & Writers.
Year 10 student, Precious, sailed to victory with her outstanding creative writing. The awards was presented at a prestigious award ceremony at the historic Portico Library in Manchester.
The Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers aim to encourage a life-long love of reading and also to celebrate the North West of England through its talented young writers.
“We are delighted with Precious’ success with her story, Love = Hate,” commented Mr Mallon. “It was a creative, imaginative, and beautifully written piece of writing. This is a great honour for Precious and at the same time it’s a fantastic way to improve literacy, develop writing skills and broaden the scope of reading.”
“In class we have been taking into consideration what criteria makes a good story, with perception, imagination and creativity all taken into account, along with expression, originality and use of language. Precious has taken these ideas and created a stunning piece of work!”
“We are so delighted with Precious’ success in this competition and proud of her talent for writing. As an English department, we work hard to encourage a rich literary and creative writing community,” explained Mr Sharrock,. “Precious’ produced some really impressive and descriptive writing and she deserves to be proud of herself for beating some difficult competition. Well done Precious!”