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Pupils Get Published!

62 Westgate students have their work published after national ‘Young Writers’ competition.

Westgate students are always up for a challenge and this was certainly the case when it came to entering the ‘Young Writers, Mission Catastrophe’ competition.

The competition required students to write a 100 word story about a world disaster and from earthquakes to tsunamis, to zombie apocalypses and volcano eruptions, the students weren’t short of imagination. Over 60 students eagerly entered and we all waited nervously for the results.

Weeks went by and so did Christmas but none of us gave up hope. Yesterday, I received a parcel which held the news we’d all been waiting for – after 24,000 national entries, 62 Westgate students have been chosen to have their stories published by ‘Young Writers’!

Delivering this news to students was fabulous, the students cheered for joy and their faces were full of pride. Farina, Year 9 student, even stated that she ‘couldn’t believe it’ and asked if she was ‘dreaming’.

After this amazing news, we’re all impatiently waiting to see the students published work and also extremely busy entering the next ‘Young Writer’s’ competition because #betterneverstops.

Miss Williams, Teacher of English.