Coaley Primary School students excel in Around the World in 80 Words competition
ONE school looks set to produce the nation's next generation of writers – if their achievements in a national competition are anything to go by.
Coaley Primary School entered 30 students into the Around the World in 80 Words writing competition and 24 of the bright pupils saw their work published.
The competition challenges the children to write a creative story in no more than 80 words and the hard work from the 56-strong school clearly stood out to the judges.
Each student received a certificate highlighting their achievement and years five and six teacher Claire Wheeler swelled with pride.
"Being a small school, any achievement is big news for us. However, having 30 children enter a writing competition and 24 of them winning the prize of having their story published and distributed across the country is something we are all excited about," she said.
"We are really proud to see so many of them get so many of their stories published. Even those that did not make it to the publishing level had written fantastic stories."
The literary exploits did not end there as the children enjoyed World Book Day on Thursday, March 7, by busying themselves in different activities including writing to their favourite fairytale character inviting them to a party.