See our latest stories and follow us on social media

Featured Events

GDST Creative Writing Prize Winners

GDST Creative Writing Prize Winners
Whole School English

We are delighted to share some fantastic student achievements in the GDST Creative Writing Prize, with students Annie C, Annie W and Emily E winning or being highly commended in their respective age groups for their short stories. 

The theme for this year's contest was 'Kindness', and the entries were judged by Ewa Jozefkowicz, an alumna of Notting and Ealing High School. Her debut novel, The Mystery of the Colour Thief, published by Zephyr (Bloomsbury), was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Annie W won for Year 3 & 4 entries with her short story 'The Orangutan'; Emily E's story 'Tomato Soup' won in Years 10 & 11; and Annie C, submitting for Years 1 & 2, was Highly Commended for 'The Girl, the Monster and the Witches Spell'.

Ewa commented, "I hugely enjoyed judging these entries on the theme of kindness, and was impressed by the variety of genres and interpretations of the subject. I was blown away by the emotion in many of the pieces, and the level of writing was far beyond the age-range of the writers. I would encourage all entrants to work further on these pieces – perhaps developing them into short stories. The idea for my first published book actually came to me during a creative writing lesson at Notting Hill and Ealing High School. So it's never too early to start!"

Well done all!

You may also be interested in...

GDST Creative Writing Prize Winners