More Able Writing Competition

More Able Writing Competition

On Monday 22nd May, 24 children (from years 3-6) took part in a more able writing workshop led by Miss Nash. The aim of the event was to develop our creative writing skills in order to enter the West End Centre’s Short Story Competition.  As part of the afternoon, we listened to a selection of short stories published by other authors and thought about what gripped the reader or made them want to read on. We analysed the structure of other stories, thinking about what makes a character appeal to the reader and how many events would be appropriate to include within the word limit. After 20 minutes of planning, we were ready to write our own stories!

As part of the competition, we were able to select from 3 titles:

  • The hole in the wall
  • The unusual visitor
  • The great invention

We spent most of the afternoon drafting our stories, making more powerful changes and sharing them with our friends (as well as having to check we hadn’t gone over the 250 word limit).

When we were happy with our first drafts, we wrote a final draft in our neatest, joined handwriting. Our entries have been posted and we are all keeping our fingers crossed that we are a winner- especially as the first prize is an e-reader!

Wish us luck!