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Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

My Loss

Smoke. Fire. Blood. I was under my bed, protecting my head. Tears rushed down my cheeks. My teddy clutched...

By Will Abreu, year 8, Elizabeth College

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When I was a soldier

Bang! Swoosh! “Get down, get down,” ordered the sergeant. The bullets were getting closer...

By Zachariah Alexander-Sloman, year 7, Elizabeth College

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Letting Go

“Dad, why must you go away?…” It’s 1914, and war has been declared. Lots of my friends have been evacuated...

By Jude Anderson, year 7, Elizabeth College

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Evacuation

The sirens sounded as the train slowly pulled away from Waterloo. I quickly checked my bag making sure...

By Archie Annan, year 9, Elizabeth College

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Please don't go, daddy

My Daddy, John Thomas Henry Laine, was born on 18th October 1884. It all started in 1914 when we received a telegram . . .

By Ben Armitage, year 7, St Sampson’s School

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The suit case

I kept on telling mother that I did not want to leave but she said that the home I was going to was...

By Ross Atkinson, year 7, St Sampson’s School

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My new room

I stepped off of the train. I was tired and worn out, and I was already missing my mum.

By Jamie Bacon, year 7, St Sampson’s School

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Syria

Syria. 2011. The world that wrapped around me appeared like hell; the grass no longer showing due to...

By Alicia Bailey, year 9, Grammar School

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Medals

I was only 13, my mother told me that my father was going on a trip and I needed to say goodbye...

By Thomas Baker, year 8, Grammar School

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Categories


  1. Primary

    Years 3/4/5/6

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  2. Intermediate

    Years 7/8/9

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  3. Secondary

    Year 10 plus

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Fantastic prizes

  1. First Prize
    (in each category)

    £50, the trophy and
    a certificate

  2. Second Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

  3. Third Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

All the winners will have their story illustrated on the website and the original illustration for you to keep.

Commended

All commended entrants will receive a certificate and a WriteStuff pencil.

Schools

Each school which is represented by entries will receive a copy of a book signed by our celebrity judge for their library.

Read the entries to our 2015 competition

The Suitcase


  1. Primary

    Up to age 11
    Years 3/4/5/6

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  2. Intermediate

    Up to age 14
    Years 7/8/9

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  3. Secondary

    Age 15 and over
    Years 10+

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