The Proud Winners
Just before half term some members of Year 6 went to see a performance of ‘Heaven Eyes’ at the People’s Theatre. The play was adapted from a book by David Almond which focuses on a journey and it is set on and around the River Tyne.
Following the performance and after a series of workshops, the pupils submitted a piece of writing with the title ‘The Journey’ into a short story writing competition. Two of our talented pupils are prize winners in the Aged 9-11 age group and they are Samaha and Alice.
David Almond was the judge and our girls were two of the three winners.
Samaha wrote a dystopian story in which three teenagers escape from an orphanage where they are the victims of experimentation and the journey was a metaphorical one to a better life while Alice’s story was a supernatural story set in the Victoria Tunnels under Newcastle and her journey was one into the past.
Well done to everyone who took part and our particular congratulations to Samaha and Alice.