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500 Words Black Lives Matter Competition

Good morning Year 7 and Year 8,


I hope everyone is well and you are able to enjoy the wonderful weather we're having this morning.


500 Words is the world's largest story-writing competition; and it's just for you! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to express yourself and maybe win a prize. The theme this year is 'Black Lives Matter' and entries can be sent in between 6:30am on Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July 11:59pm. Further details can be found here:


So, think carefully about the message you want your story to convey and good luck!


The English Department.


Year 9 / 10 Competition

Competition - 'Visions of a World after COVID-19'.

Global media organisation openDemocracy are hosting a competition titled 'Visions of a World after COVID-19'. 

Alongside its photo and video categories is a written entry option. Here, students of at least 14 years of age are encouraged to write an article about how COVID-19 will affect and change the world: 'What might democracy look like as countries emerge from lockdown? How will public health change as a result of this global pandemic? What lessons from history have we forgotten that might guide how the world recovers? How will our societies and cultures respond to this global crisis and its aftermath?'. For more information about how to enter and the fabulous prizes and opportunities on offer visit the following link:


The competition has already opened, but there is still time to submit an entry before the closing deadline of 10th July.


Good luck to anyone who enters!


The English Department.

Students in school recently sent letters to local NHS providers and carers to thank them for all their efforts to look after us during this time. We had this lovely reply back from The Priory!



For those of you who love history and love writing, this could be the perfect national competition for you! Flex your writing skills during lockdown!


Check out these modern adaptations of some classic Shakespeare plays; some of which you will have already studied or will be studying in the future 😊


Fancy trying your hand at poetry during lockdown? This fabulous competition has had its deadline extended to 31st July!

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