Last term, on Thursday 12th July, the outstanding English work of KS3 students was shared with teachers, parents and students at the annual Anthology Evening. Students that had shown excellence in creative writing were invited to share their work on this fantastic occasion by reading it aloud after being introduced by their teacher.
In addition to the pieces read aloud, a total of 29 pieces of work were published in the booklet that accompanied the evening and included narrative writing and monologues. All of the submissions reflected that year’s study of the crime genre; Shakespeare’s Macbeth; Life and Experiences and War –what is it good for?
From these topics came many varied and fantastic pieces of writing and the evening showcased the creative writing talents of our Durrington students, of which they should be proud. There were also prizes awarded to the students that judge, Deputy Headteacher Chris Woodcock, felt stood out. First place was awarded to Isabel Cage for her piece ‘Journeys End’ with Ivy Hite awarded second place for ‘A Memorable Afternoon’ and Thomas Garrett Dibble given third place for his piece ‘’Angel’. Chris Woodcock said ‘all of the pieces were of outstanding quality and showcased such a range of styles, it was very difficult to pick the top three, and congratulations go to all those students who are here this evening.’’
You can read for yourself all 29 of the fantastic pieces by downloading the anthology here