Finlay and Nila in Year 6 scooped 2nd and 3rd prizes this week in the 2014 Rotary Young Writers Competition run by Truro Boscowen Rotary Club.
The 2014 RIBI Young Writer competition exists to encourage and regard excellence in writing among children at local and national level and was open to every school in Cornwall.
The task was to write up to 500 words, and writing was judged for imagination, interest, and power of argument. Four pupils in Year 6 took part, each writing a persuasive piece on the theme What a difference that made to my life.
Finlay crafted a persuasive piece entitled Books have made a difference, explaining the importance of books in his life and Nila wrote about how Badminton has had a significant impact of her life. Una described how charity work has shaped her view of the world, and Rosie detailed how important sport can be in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In an assembly presentation by Rotary Boscowen President Mrs Jenny Hall, Finlay and Nila won 2nd and 3rd place respectively, each receiving a certificate and book voucher, and Rosie and Una received certificates of participation.
The competition sparked much interest in persuasive writing in Years 5 and 6, and Truro Prep school looks forward to entering the Rotary Young Writer competition and Youth Speaks competitions next year.