Competition inspires students to write about ‘The Future They Want’

Trust competition inspires students to write about 'The Future They Want'

Competition winners Lucy Shortland and Savannah Hughes with Mrs Daisy Bland, SLAT Assistant Headteacher

Throughout the academic year, South Lincolnshire Academies Trust run a variety of writing and literacy competitions for students in all of the four Trust schools to showcase their passion for creative writing and demonstrate original ideas.

In the summer term, we ran a writing competition called ‘The Future We Want’ where students were tasked with writing an article based around this theme. They could approach the theme in any way they want, but the main aim is to discuss how they want the future to look for young people of today and for future generations.

Students from all four schools entered the competition and it was a difficult decision with such a wide variety of entries to choose from. Mrs Lucy Conley, Executive Headteacher chose the final winners who were all from Spalding Academy and were as follows:

  • 1st place – Lucy Shortland (Year 8)
  • 2nd place – Sapphire Joseph (Year 9)
  • 3rd place – Savannah Hughes (Year 9)
  • Highly Commended – Trinity Okwaudi (Year 8)

To reward students for their hard work and efforts, the first placed entry received a £15 voucher, the second and third placed entries received £10 vouchers and the highly commended entry received £5. Students will also have their work published on the school website so please look out for this excellent work.

SLAT Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Daisy Bland, who ran the competition across the Trust said, “The entries we received were thought-provoking and heart-warming. Students explored a range of issues in their articles from eradicating racism, to the critical importance of protecting our planet as well as considering issues such as sexism and homophobia. All of the articles were written with maturity and a desire from the young people to want to change the world for the better. I am so excited by the quality of the work they produced and am proud to see that such talented, budding writers exist within our Trust.”

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