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On 11 October, Abigail Mitchell was one of twelve finalists, out of over a thousand entries, to win the NASUWT “Arts and Minds” competition. Students from across the country were asked to send in pieces of writing, photographs or artwork with the key theme of cultural diversity and equality.  Abigail’s submission, “Ghosts” was a brave poem, written from the point-of-view of someone who feels isolated and alone.

Abigail, her family and her English teacher, Mrs Loveday, were treated to an overnight stay in a four-star hotel in Charing Cross, a trip on the London Eye and Abigail received an Amazon gift voucher for her efforts. The school also received a cheque to fund further writing projects.  Mrs Loveday said, “I am very proud of Abigail.  She has come such a long way with her writing since Year 7.  Hopefully, this will give her confidence in her abilities as a writer.”

Well done Abigail.