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Writing Competition 2021

This year the Trust was very pleased to be able to hold its annual Writing Competition once again.


Pupil were invited to submit personal written responses in the form of a short story, poem or song about life during lockdown and we received over 650 entries from 18 of our schools!


All of our winning and highly commended entries will be displayed in full in the KCSP Writing Anthology 2021, which will be available on each winner's school website and also on the Trust website from autumn 2021.


We are very pleased to announce this year's winners are as follows:


Category: EYFS

Winner: Daniel

School: St Joseph's Primary, Northfleet

Judges' comment: "A beautiful piece of writing and an exceptional standard. The writing was long and meaningful and captured a lovely point of view, whilst it was sad, it was honest."


Category: KS1

Winner: Rudi

School: St Simon of England Primary, Ashford

Judges' comment: "The sense of hope that was created with this poem made the judges smile."


Category: Lower KS2

Winner: Charles

School: St Mary's Primary, Deal

Judges' comment: "Wonderful descriptive language used to help the reader visualise the poem's hero."


Category: Upper KS2

Winner: Charlotte

School: St Margaret Clitherow Primary, Tonbridge

Judges' comment: "A poem experience of lockdown. Effective use of vocabulary. Mature use of language moving from sadness to the position of the nation during lockdown."


Category: KS3

Winner: Ethan

School: St Anselm's Secondary, Canterbury

Judges' comment: "Ethan's writing was very reflective and really told us what it felt like for them during lockdown."


Category: KS4

Winner: Lola

School: Ursuline College, Westgate on Sea

Judges' comment: "Succinct writing, beautifully capturing a unique time."


Category: KS5

Winner: Adeniyi

School: St Simon Stock Secondary, Maidstone

Judges' comment: "A brilliant and exceptional piece of writing."


Category: Overall school winner


St Margaret Clitherow Primary, Tonbridge and Ursuline College, Westgate on Sea

Both schools have each been awarded £200 for submitting the widest ranges of high-quality entries in the competition; each school will use their prize to purchase additional library resources.


and now for our highly commended entries.....


Category: EYFS

Isla Mae, Stella Maris Primary, Folkestone

Rose, St Edward's Primary, Sheerness


Category: KS1

Olivia, St John's Primary, Gravesend

Elissa Louise, St Peter's Primary, Sittingbourne


Category: Lower KS2

Ethan, St Mary's Primary, Deal

Isabella, St Mary's Primary, Deal

Theo, St Mary's Primary, Deal


Category: Upper KS2

Olivia, St Mary's Primary, Deal

Riley, St Mary's Primary, Deal

Kiaa, St Mary's Primary, Deal

Millie Darcy, St Mary's Primary, Deal

Iona, St Joseph's Primary, Aylesham

Oscar, St Joseph's Primary, Aylesham


Category: KS3

Daniel, St Anselm's Secondary, Canterbury

Niah, St Simon Stock Secondary, Maidstone

And a special mention to Joel, St Anselm's Secondary, Canterbury for recording his own lockdown song!


Category: KS4

Ella Mia, Ursuline College, Westgate on Sea

Annalise, Ursuline College, Westgate on Sea

Jamie, Ursuline College, Westgate on Sea


Thank you to all of our academies that entered this year's Writing Competition, the quality of writing was really impressive.


And to all of our brilliant pupils, thank you for the time and effort that you put into your entry, feel proud of what you wrote and the work that you put in to your entry!


We are already looking forward to next year's competition!


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