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Waterstones Children’s Books Prize 2017

The latest prize has been awarded to Kiran Millwood Hargraves for an adventure book – The Girl of Ink and Stars – which is in fact her debut novel.   Here’s a synopsis: “Isabella Riosse is the daughter of a

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New Competitions page …

If you’re not entering creative writing competitions at the moment, why not?

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Open Evening update: The Great UVHS Shakespeare Quiz

During Open Evening last week many of you completed our Great UVHS Shakespeare Quiz, and it’s time to give you the answers – and to announce the winner. We asked (and if you want to test yourself the answers are

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Forthcoming Events at Barrow Library

Barrow Central Library have a number of exciting events lined up for September … Now’s a good time for you to look at September’s Calendar on the blog, but details of a couple of favourite events appear below …  I

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Competition: Foyle Young Poets, ends 31/07

                                      The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious competitions for

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Competition News: Hay Bridge Nature Reserve under-16s comp. ends 31/12

hay bridge flyer As you can see from the flyer, this is quite an open competition, so let your imagination run ‘wild’ (if you pardon the pun) … For advice on polishing your entry, please speak to your English teacher

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Competition News: Spine Chillers ‘flash fiction’ ends 22/07

Young Writers are running a Spine Chillers competition …

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English ‘comping’ …

Some of you will be thinking I’ve made a spelling error, but the Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘comping’ as ‘the practise of entering competitions’. And it’s about time YOU considered taking it up … Every year we are bombarded with

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