Wolverhampton Young Authors' Prize

Wolverhampton Young Authors’ Prize winners announced

Wolverhampton Grammar School is thrilled to announce the winners of the first Wolverhampton Young Authors’ Prize.

In collaboration with the School’s librarians, Mrs Rowley and Mr McAllister, bestselling children’s author, Harriet Goodwin launched the competition to over 500 pupils from local schools during an interactive creative writing workshop in November. Children aged 7-13 were challenged to write a short story in no more than 400 words themed around ‘The Escape’. The School was delighted to receive over 100 entries and Mrs Rowley and Mr McAllister enjoyed reading each of them.

The winning stories were performed by authors Harriet Goodwin and Jenny McLachlan in a special video message which can be viewed online via the School’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/bNGBhoBjtbo. Congratulations go to the following students for their imaginative and exciting stories: Evelyn in Year 3 from Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School; Conrad in Year 4 from Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School; Tom in Year 6 from Perton Middle School and Himani in Year 6 from Merridale Primary School.

Now an annual competition, the Wolverhampton Young Authors’ Prize will continue to encourage and inspire students from across the region to write creative stories over the autumn term.

Want to get your school and pupils involved? Simply contact Mrs Zoe Rowley, Head Librarian at Wolverhampton Grammar School email: zer@wgs-sch.net or telephone: 01902 421326.