Every year the festival holds The Sue Townsend Award. An award that celebrates young creative writing talent within our city. Year 8 and 9 teachers are invited to nominate up to 2 pupil’s to be considered for the award based on a particularly excellent piece of creative writing they have produced.
The festival steering group decides on a runner up and a winner – This year the winner received 2 free tickets to see The Curve’s production of The Scrooge and the runner up received a book voucher. They also came along to the launch with their families and read out there wonderful creative writing pieces that won them the awards.
The 2017 Sue Townsend Winner was:
Chantelle Mohammed – Crown Hills School.
Chantelle’s creative writing piece was full of maturity and creative flair, describing abstract emotions beautifully, as mentioned by Chantelle’s teacher in the award nomination. Chantelle’s piece can be read by clicking here.
The 2017 Sue Townsend Runner up was:
Ameera Lambat – Judgemeadow Community College.
Ameera’s creative writing piece was a wonderfully descriptive and intriguing 4 chapter story full of mystery and excitement. Ameera’s teacher points out Ameera’s innate, natural talent for writing in the nomination – ‘A Flash of Emerald Eyes’ can be read by clicking here.
We would like to say a massive congratulations to both pupils and we were honored to have both Ameera and Chantelle attend the launch and the entire crowd were massively impressed with the creative writing talent that is developing within the city.
Keep writing, keep reading and we look forward to seeing what wonderful things both pupil’s go on to do!