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St John’s C.E. Primary pupils show the write way to success
Friday 16th April, 2010

St John’s C.E. Primary pupils show the write way to success
Year two pupils at St John's C.E. Primary School with their young writers' certificates.

Year two pupils at St John’s C.E. Primary School in Hindley Green have won a ‘Young Writers’ competition.

The budding young thespians had to write a riddle about their friends and famous people. And their writing impressed judges so much that they have all received a certificate to acknowledge their hard work.

The Young Writers organisation works closely with schools to promote the craft of writing through their annual competitions with pupils. Their aim is to encourage pupils to improve their English language and literacy skills by putting pen to paper.

St John’s pupils will see their riddles published later this year in a special anthology called ‘My First Riddle’, which will be available in all high street bookshops.

Headteacher, Bev Taylor says: “I am so proud of all my Year two poets. They have written some superb riddles and I’m thrilled that their work will now be published for everyone else to see.”

Pupils have been equally excited about the prospect of seeing their riddles in print. Year two pupil, Jacob Povah says: “I’m very excited to have my poem published in a real book. We are real poets!”

Wigan Council’s Executive Director for Children and Young People Services, Nick Hudson says: “This is fantastic news. I’m delighted that St John’s C.E. pupils will get to see their riddles in print. It’s a great accolade for pupils to win the Young Writers’ competition. I hope that pupils keep putting pen to paper - and who knows what they can go on to achieve?”

It seems that pupils have indeed got the writing bug after their success - they will be entering a second writing competition next week.

For further information, please contact Josie Neil on 01942 827369.

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