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Children aged 5 to 13 years were invited to take part in Leeds Castle’s BIG Story Writing Challenge by writing an original fictional story of no more than 900 words.
This year’s theme was ‘One Golden Day’, and children were asked to put on their royal thinking crowns and use this golden theme to write an imaginative and creative story about anything at all!
The theme was inspired by an event that took place 500 years ago in 1520 when Henry VIII stayed at Leeds Castle with 5,000 of his courtiers. He was on his way to meet the King of France for a massive jamboree that has since become known as ‘The Field of Cloth of Gold’.
20 talented finalists were shortlisted to be read and judged by author and TV presenter Clare Balding. The winners from each age group was announced at the Grand Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 17th August 2021. Please join us in congratulating our winners:
WINNER (5 to 9 Age Group)
Leyla-Maria Tezer – One Golden Day
WINNER (10 to 13 Age Group)
Ralph Hayward – One Golden Day
HIGHLY COMMENDED RUNNERS UP (5 to 9 Age Group)
Sophia Pollero-Payne – The Golden Star
Daniel Rramani – The Greatest Gold
HIGHLY COMMENDED RUNNERS UP (10 to 13 Age Group)
Eryn Terry – Untitled
Tilly Taylor – The Golden Feather
Well done to everyone who put their thinking crowns on and submitted a story in the BIG Story Writing Challenge. Many congratulations to all the winners and finalists – what a fantastic achievement.
At Fonetti we’re passionate about stories and we love diving into new tales, and can’t wait to bring the winning stories into our interactive library, for thousands of other children to enjoy.
In case you’ve not heard of us, Fonetti is the award-winning, Department for Education approved, tablet-based app for children to practise reading. The library of interactive Listening Books™ makes reading fun and engaging – we hope you’ll come and join us.