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Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards

Posted at 10:04 am on 16th September, 2020

Commendation for Wellacre students

Wellacre students were invited to take part in the first ever Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards, launched in May 2020.

Students across the country used Anne Frank as their inspiration to create a piece of writing that called for a world free from prejudice.

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We are proud to announce Wellacre student, Year 11 Roan, was shortlisted in the final round of judging in the competition and was awarded a ‘Commendation’ alongside other students.  For his piece, he was presented with a Kindle by Mrs Stirling, Wellacre’s Teacher of English and Whole School Literacy Lead. 

The judges gave feedback about each entry.  About Roan’s work, they said:

“This was a very personal and meaningful piece of writing which he had clearly invested a lot of time and energy into. It was good to see him drawing on others who have influenced him.”

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Well done to Roan, Joe, Harley, Ethan, George and Liam for their entries which showcased creativity, quality of writing, originality of their take on Anne Frank and a strong anti-prejudice message. They all received Anne Frank Trust competition certificates, personal judges’ feedback and House points for their outstanding efforts. 

Almost 1,000 young people, aged 10–15 years old, entered the competition and judges Booker Prize winners Bernardine Evaristo and Anthony Anaxagorou, have announced the winners.

The Anne Frank Trust said:

“Anne Frank is clearly an inspiration to young people, and the subject of prejudice and discrimination in today’s society is one about which they feel strongly.”