This week, we had the wonderful news that Lily Dowling, Seren Lloyd-Jones and Jensen Miller (all Second Form) have been chosen as finalists for the Leeds Castle’s BIG Story Writing Challenge.
Children aged five to 13 years were invited to take part in Leeds Castle’s BIG Story Writing Challenge by writing an original fictional story of no more than 900 words. This year’s theme was ‘One Golden Day’ and children were asked to put on their royal thinking crowns and use this golden theme to inspire them to write about anything at all – the more imaginative the better. The theme was inspired by an event that took place 500 years ago in 1520 when Henry VIII stayed at Leeds Castle with 5,000 of his courtiers. He was on his way to meet the King of France for a massive jamboree that has since become known as ‘The Field of the Cloth of Gold’.
The 20 talented finalists will be invited to join Clare Balding in the Castle for the Grand Awards Ceremony in June 2021 (date TBC). The overall winners from each age group will be announced on this special day.
Well done to you all, we are very proud of you.