Story judges keep us on tenterhooks
Competition winner chosen from 300 entries
AFTER receiving more than 300 stories written by children for the Get Into Reading campaign, professional storyteller Rosie Hudson sat down with Jas Reehal and Rhianne Boopsingh Philip from intu Uxbridge shopping centre, to read through a shortlist of 40.
A winner has now been chosen – their name, and those of the runners-up, will be announced within the next few weeks.
Donna Watson, marketing manager at intu Uxbridge, said: “Our Get into Reading campaign has been a great success. We received more than 300 entries from local schoolchildren so were thrilled with the response.
“The standard of the stories was very impressive so it was quite a tough job for our judges. However, after great debate, we have chosen our winning story and will be announcing the winner very soon.”
Get Into Reading is a campaign and competition designed to encourage children to flex their storytelling and writing muscles.
Rosie Hudson visited schools, children’s clubs and community groups around the borough to hold storytelling sessions for seven to 11-year-olds.
Children wrote their own short story, using the skills they had learned in the workshop.
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n GREAT RESPONSE: Jas Reehal, assistant marketing manager at intu Uxbridge, and (right) Rosie Hudson enjoy reading the children’s stories