Year 8 students from FCC win national competition!

Alan and Sophia, year 8 students at Felpham Community College, are celebrating winning a ‘Screen Your Story’ national competition.

‘Screen Your Story’ is a UK wide creative writing competition that gets thousands of entries each year. Alan and Sophia were selected as winners in their age bracket and will receive a winner’s pack and an invite to the Celebration gala in London later this year. More information on the competition is available through the link below.

Alan commented:
“We had to write a shorty story based around family. I wrote about divorce and how it can impact on the children in a family, and how some kids had a plan to stop their parents getting divorced. I was not expecting to win anything, we did the work in our English lessons and for homework and it was great to get the news that I have won – my family are really proud of me.”

Sophia commented:
“I redrafted my story quite  a few times until I was sure it was perfect for the message I wanted to get across. I  wrote about grandparents and communication with family, and how it is important to not take people for granted. I am going to go to the gala with my family as I think it will be a fun experience to attend.”

Mrs Chick, Assistant Curriculum Leader for English commented:
“Lots of our students submitted entries for this competition, they worked really hard and had some excellent ideas. It was amazing to read so many creative stories from all students but for two FCC students to win is brilliant and shows the level of what they are achieving – we are very proud of them.”

More information on Screen Your Story.