Creative Ottery pupils impress judges in writing competition

PUBLISHED: 11:53 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:53 15 November 2017

Dave Goldthorpe from Tickety Boo presents the prizes to the winners and runnres up from key stage two,

Dave Goldthorpe from Tickety Boo presents the prizes to the winners and runnres up from key stage two,

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Creative storytellers from Ottery St Mary Primary School amazed judges with their 'high standards' of entries in a recent writing competition.

Alice Purcell, assistant head at Ottery St Mary Primary School, with the reception class winning entries.Alice Purcell, assistant head at Ottery St Mary Primary School, with the reception class winning entries.

The children was challenged to write a story on the theme ‘My Tickety-Tastic Summer Holidays’ and dreamt up tales featuring pixies, kittens, dogs and a missing snow wolf.

Tickety-Boo received 30 entries, leaving head chef Dave Goldthorpe and assistant headteacher Alice Purcell with a tough choice to pick the winners and runner ups.

From the foundation class Beth Hansford’s story Samuel loves fish and chips, and Joe Childs’ 10 little letters were the chosen winners.

Charlotte Arkinstall and Tasken Tapreha were the chosen entries from key stage one and Hannah Logan’s The Giant of St Michael’s Mount and Ben Perry’s The Boy and the Robber were the winners from key stage two.

Mr Goldthorpe visited the school to present certificate and prizes to the winners and runner ups.

He said: “The standard of entries was very high, making it difficult for us to choose the outright winners. Well done to everyone who took part in the competition, we thoroughly enjoyed reading all the stories.”

The winners will have the chance to read their successful entries to an invited audience at a special event to be held at Tickety-Boo.

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