Kids get cre­ative for an­nual writ­ing con­test

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THERE were so many qual­ity en­tries in this year’s ro­tary club writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion that 20 cer­tifi­cates were given out, say con­test bosses.

For a num­ber of years clubs have in­vited schools to take part in com­pe­ti­tions de­signed for the chil­dren to show off their writ­ing skills.

This year the Ro­tary Club of Ger­rards Cross and Chal­font St Peter in­vited kids to write on the sub­ject of Our World is Beau­ti­ful, in the Young Writer com­pe­ti­tion, and a theme of ‘A Poem for H M Queen Elizabeth’ in cel­e­bra­tion of Her Majesty’s birthday for the Young Poet com­pe­ti­tion.

Young­sters had to write a short piece around the com­pe­ti­tion theme and were judged by a group of ro­tary club mem­bers.

A pho­to­graphic com­pe­ti­tion was also held on the sub­ject of Our World is Beau­ti­ful.

These con­tests at­tracted en­tries from Robertswood Pri­mary School and the Church of Eng­land Academy in Chal­font St Peter, and Malt­man’s Green and St Mary’s Schools in Ger­rards Cross.

Win­ners were pre­sented with a cheque for £50 plus a win­ners cer­tifi­cate, with en­tries go­ing through to the dis­trict fi­nals and then, po­ten­tially, on to a na­tional fi­nal.

Gerry Hoare, chair­man of the ro­tary club’s youth ser­vices com­mit­tee, said: “As al­ways, the stan­dard was very high in­deed and the judges had great dif­fi­culty in com­ing up with win­ners. In fact, with so many qual­ity en­tries, the club de­cided to award cer­tifi­cates to some 20 en­tries in all.”

Com­pe­ti­tion co­or­di­na­tor Phil Car­tledge Gerry Hoare and Dianne Malin with Ryan and James from Robertswood School. Michael Hoare with Scar­lett from St Mary’s School. John Lo­mas with Ara­bella, Elizabeth and Char­lotte from Malt­man’s Green school

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