Four pupils from Year 8 at Boroughbridge High School have each received runner-up certificfates after taking part in Rotary’s National Young Writers’ competition.
Joseph Shannon, George McManus, Amelia Rose Foreman and Jack Priestley were presented with ‘Intermediate Runner Up’ certificates by Knaresborough Rotarian Brian Souter at a school year group assembly.
This year the Rotary Young Writers competition was granted the prestigious Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.
Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, said: “The Inspire programme is ensuring the legacy of the 2012 Games and projects like Rotary Young Writer are enabling people to be part of the Games.”
There were two themes for writers to pick from – ‘Olympic spirit’ or ‘Olympic dreams’ – which had creative writers bursting with ideas. Young writers were invited to produce a piece of poetry or prose describing what they felt it might be like to be an athlete in the games.
Twelve-year-old Molly Horner, from Joseph Rowntree School in York, came first in the Rotary Yorkshire District Young Writers competition with her 800-word essay ‘Olympic Dream’ and went on to be a finalist in the Rotary National Competition.