To commemorate National Poetry Day on 4 October, we are running a new competition to find our own Poet Laureate. As Poet Laureate, you will be the chief poet at the Academy, and will be asked to produce special poems for certain occasions.
To enter the competition, simply write a poem and publish it as a comment to this post. An expert panel of judges (the English Strand) will assess each poem and will decide on the winner.
The closing date for this competition is Friday 12 October.
If you have any questions, please ask your English teacher.
The English Strand is launching a new rewards system and we want to know what you would like to have available as prizes. Please leave a comment to this post explaining what type of rewards would be most appealing to you, including why you think that this type of reward should be available. The most convincing entry will receive the first reward so be as persuasive as possible!
If you have any questions, please speak to your English teacher.
To take part in the Essa Summer School 100 Word Challenge, simply write your 100 word story as a comment to this post.
The title of your story is....
...this was no ordinary ice cream....
Remember to be as imaginative and creative as you can.
On 15 June 2012, we have the opportunity to send seven Year 7 students to Bolton Library for an amazing authors' morning. You will get to meet and talk to a real life author and discuss with them what it is like to be an author, how they became a professional writer and anything else you can think of.
We will select the lucky seven students based on the comments we receive to this post. Let us know, in 50 words or less, why you think you would be the best person to represent our school at this fabulous event.
We will announce the winners of the competition immediately after half term (6 June). If you have any questions, please speak to your English teacher.
As one door closes, another opens. With the announcement of the poetry competition results barely seconds old, the next Leap for Literacy competition is upon us. This time we are looking for your short stories.
So, over half-term get your most creative hats on. Your story can be about anything you like: science fiction; adventure; romance; crime; fantasy. You could even try your hand at some fan fiction. Literally, your imagination is the only limit.
Other than the word limit, of course. 500 words max.
Best of luck and we look forward to reading your stories.
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Leap for Literacy poetry competition; the English strand has enjoyed reading all of your poems! The standard was fabulous and the overall quality made choosing the winners incredibly difficult. In the end we managed to agree on the following top three poets:
1. Maariyah Cara
2. Hassan Imran
3. Natalia Jagielska
Although they were not amongst the winners, we would also like to make a special mention about the entries we received from the Pods. The quality of all the poems from Year 7 was incredible.
Thank you again to everyone who entered the competition: reading your poems was heart-warming and inspirational. A wonderful start to half-term!
Now why not have a go at the short story competition? Once upon a time....
Possible poem titles:
My Ideal Day
The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
The winners of the book review competition are:
1. Hamzah Umar
3. Hamzah Kazee
Please contact me to arrange to collect your prizes!
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