Pupils are write on with sparkling pros

Tadcaster Riverside Primary writing prize winning pupils. (S)
Tadcaster Riverside Primary writing prize winning pupils. (S)

Tadcaster Riverside School recently held a writing competition to encourage pupils to think more about writing at home.

Children were asked to write a descriptive piece about Bonfire Night with prizes offered for the best entries from EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

A school spokesman said: “Staff were delighted with how many children took up the challenge, entries were short listed and then passed on to governors for final selection.”

Prizes were then awarded in assembly and winning entries displayed in school.

Mrs Alison Lee, a governor at Riverside and one of the judges, said: ‘Entries were of a high standard and I found them fun to read.

“Many of the pieces of writing painted pictures in my mind.”

Winners included phrases such as ‘the firework display ignited the night sky with all the dazzling colours of a kaleidoscope’ and ‘once the fire is lit it lights up the gloomy night, the warmth is like you’re on a sunny beach.’

Winners were:

EYFS (up to 50 words) - Kate Edmondson; Isobelle Brewer.

KS1 (up to 100 words) - Emma Walker, Sam Thornton, Lily Rytwinski, Max Grant, Erin Laughton, Sylvie Hollinghurst.

KS2 (up to 300 words) - Lucy Richmond, Naomi Lee, Grace Thornton, Kirsten Myers, Elspeth Heys, Sophie Cowler, Alex Rytwinski, Luke Maclean.