Gold winners Ben Beesley, Grace Oakley and Jerrylee Loveridge with their certificates.

Pupils from Witton Middle School took part in a writing fortnight based on BBC Radio 2’s 500 word story competition.

Witton’s own version of the contest was lauched in a special assembly before the children had the opportunity to learn how to craft a short story. There was a real buzz among the children and staff as they immersed themselves in creativity and lots of certificates were awarded by teachers to recognise the effort and achievement of pupils. There were also gold, silver and bronze winners from each class and each year group then decided on ‘medal placings’.

A final showcase assembly on 6th March concluded the competition for Witton when year group and overall winners were announced. The three gold-winning stories were performed by a member of the Norbury Theatre in Droitwich and English teachers from Droitwich Spa High School. These audio recordings were then used in the final assembly to reveal the gold winners for years five, six and seven. Jessica Roberts, English Curriculum Leader said: “Our pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this competition and we hope to repeat it next year.”