Date Posted... May 22nd 2018




Truro Prep shines in Rotary Young Writer competition

Truro Prep School students were recently awarded prizes for their amazing writing achievements.

Year 6 student Pax has recently won the Truro round of the Junior Rotary Young Writer competition having written a thought-provoking piece about ‘a different perspective’.

Meanwhile Elowyn came in 3rd place and Year 5 student Nick was highly commended by the judges. Year 6 student Evie came in 2nd place for the Truro round of the Intermediate Rotary Young Writer competition.

Speaking about the student’s successes Richard Lingham, President of Rotary Club Truro Boscowen, said,

“Your pupils have again starred in this annual competition.”

Year 5 student Eva was long-listed in the final 5000 stories from across the UK in the BBC 500 words short story competition.

The BBC Reading Agency said,

“The competition was fierce, with a huge number of entries this year. The Reading Agency, who selected the Top 50 stories from the 5000 longlist were hugely impressed with the quality of those stories which made it through the first round of the competition. The standard in the second round was exceptional. They had a GREAT time marking the stories so our writers should feel very proud.”

Truro Prep School’s English Coordinator, Tom Tolkien, said:

“Eva’s longlisting is a tremendous achievement. The BBC 500 words competition attracts over 130,000 entries per year and is extremely competitive.”

He continued,

“The English Department promotes opportunities for all children to be involved in writing outside of school. This includes promoting writing competitions – both local and national, poetry writing and recital and speechwriting.”

All pupils in Years 3 to 6 entered either the Rotary Young Writer competition or the BBC 500 words competition in the Spring Term during English lessons.