The Bard's young disciples;TES Competition;Write Away competition;Winners

22nd May 1998 at 01:00
TWENTY young writers gathered at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London last Friday to be awarded their prizes in the TES's first Write Away competition.

The six winners and 14 runners-up emerged from 10,000 entrants in the competition, launched last year to celebrate the diversity of young people's writing. The competition was so successful that it will be run again next year. Details will be published in The TES in the autumn.

All 20 finalists received pound;100. Their schools will get pound;400 towards a writer's residency. The six winners also received pound;100 vouchers for electrical goods, from sponsors McDonald's Restaurants.

Junior winners

Eimear O'Brien St Mary's grammar school, Magherafelt, Co Derry

Rosie Seager Whitchurch community college, Bucks

Richard Shepherd Robert May's School, Odiham, Hants

Senior winners

Marta Aguiar St Julian's School, Carcavelos, Portugal

Holly Knight Sale grammar school, Greater Manchester

Elizabeth Rowden Katharine, Lady Berkeley's School, Gloucestershire

Junior finalists

Jennie Falconer Bitterne Park School, Southampton

Jessica Feehan Priory County primary school, Chelmsford

Michael Halstead Clitheroe Royal grammar school

Rebecca Hermen South Hampstead high school

Senior finalists

Soma Chatterji Bolton School For Girls

Grainne Conlon St Mary's grammar school, Magherafelt, Co Derry

Hilary Fraser Wheatley Park School, Oxford

James Gardner Brownedge St Mary's RC high school, Preston

Lucy Hague Kirkwall grammar school, Orkney

Sarah Logan St Francis of Assisi RC School, Walsall

Victoria Ramsden Bolton School For Girls

Susanna Rickard St Philomena's School, Carshalton

Ben Sieniewicz Ivybridge community college, Devon

Samantha Walch Bacup amp; Rawtenstall grammar school

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