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Two Ridgeway Students Win Prizes for their Creative Writing in The Cotswold Challenge

2 July 2020
Two Ridgeway Students Win Prizes for their Creative Writing in The Cotswold Challenge

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Alex placed 4th in the Creative Writing category of The Cotswold Challenge.

Alex won £50 for his poem The Boy about a young man who has to face a terrible task in a war time setting. Judges, all experts in their field and including Dr Who screenwriter Paul Cornell, commented on Alex's entry, describing it as: "a very assured piece of writing, emotive and descriptive, with a great sense of place and time".

Year 13 student Emily's piece Someday, also in the creative writing category, was commended. The Challenge attracted over 500 entries across all categories, and we congratulate both Alex and Emily on their success!

The Challenge was set up to inspire teenagers who would have been taking GCSEs, A Levels or equivalents, are in yrs 11,12,13 (or equivalent) at school, college or undertaking apprenticeships, and who lived or studied within a 25 mile radius of Cirencester (centre of the Cotswolds). They were invited to enter three categories Art & Design, Creative Writing and Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking. Schools from across the area were instrumental in spreading the word and encouraging their students to take part.

The winners and their work can be read or seen on The Cotswold Challenge website here - https://thecotswoldchallenge.com

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