Announcing the Winners of the Creative Writing Competition!
For this year's Festival, the National Literacy Trust and children's Author Mike Molloy helped us to design an exciting, creative writing competition for children in years 1 to 6
Repton linked with Clarke Junior School and Rural Ekitangaala School in Uganda to help promote literacy around the world.
We're delighted to announce that the overall winners were Betsy-Willow Eley of Repton Primary School in the UK and Lowena Mweza (P6) of Clarke Junior School in Uganda
Betsy Willow Eley
Other UK winners were Francesca Walklate (Yr 1) and Thea Kalwak (Yr 2) of Repton Primary School, Effie Bowman (Yr 3), Isabel Gavin-Jones (Yr 4) and Joanna Lampert (Yr 6) of St Wystan’s School and Caitlin Tierny (Yr 5) of Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School.
Other Ugandan winners were Olivia Wambule (P3), Katherine Tonda (P4), and Nimaro Emeru (P5) of Clarke Junior School and Frank Gatete (P7) of Rural Ekitangaala School
The winning school in the UK will benefit from a free library makeover and staff training by the National Literary Trust. The best stories will be included in an illustrated book which will be published and distributed by Amazon. Individual winning authors will receive personalised books from Mike Molloy and Ugandan author Cathy Kreutter has also donated copies of her Old Mzee series of books to be given as prizes.
Says schools literacy champion Ann Dudley...
"Learning to read provides the key to our own personal journey to discovering what interests us most. Writing stories gives expression to our creativity and the opportunity to share our stories is a wonderful chance to inspire others. Repton Literary Festival offers young people an exciting start along this path and we look forward to continuing this outreach into our local community in the future!"
All profits from the festival will go towards schemes promoting literacy.
Video of an author, Cathy Kreutter's book reading at Clarke Junior School by the illustrator, Johnmary Mukiza