Kids get creative for annual writing contest
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