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Triumph at the S4S Writing Competition


St Dunstan’s English students triumphed at the S4S Writing Competition this month. Tasked with writing a dystopian story, students from across the school submitted their creative writing for the judging. With over 300 entries from across Somerset, St Dunstan’s were very proud to have 5 of their students shortlisted and they were invited to attend the prize giving event at King Alfred’s School in Burnham on Sea. The shortlisted students were: Theo, Megan, Alfie, Henry and Aleks.

The stories, which were judged by local children’s writer Beth Webb, all featured a nightmare world and had to communicate their ideas in less than 800 words.

Theo took first prize, a tremendous achievement for his narrative written from the perspective of a tree. It explored what a tree might witness as we destroy our planet and the society we live in. Theo was commended for the mood established and his excellent use of language.

The third prize went to Megan for her story ‘Eden’ and all other shortlisted students received a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate