Everyone a Writer 2019

This year we had a very busy celebration evening for the launch of the Everyone a Writer 2019 anthology. This year, students were inspired by the theme ‘Houses and Homes’.   

Over 700 pieces of writing were entered from students at Meadowhead, Norton Free, Abbey Lane, Greenhill, Bradway and Woodseats, alongside entries from parents, teachers and members of the community.  

 everyone a writer

As always the standard of entries was exceptional. They explored homelessness, the destruction of habitats, refugees, broken homes and loving homes. 

We were also delighted to have so many students read their pieces aloud at the event. Thank you for your entries, attendance and support – it really does show that everyone can be a writer!

 

 

Highly commended

 

Winner

Woodseats

Isabelle Walker

Woodseats

Ronnie Bell

Bradway

Steven Hodgson

Bradway

Sophie Watkinson

Abbey Lane

Max

Abbey Lane

Edward Heyes

Norton Free

Amy Currie and Amelie Harrison

Norton Free

Ruby Uttley

Greenhill

Reuben Marsh

Greenhill

Erin Hall

Y7

Ruby Le Page

Y7

Ella Marsden

Y8

Molly Rennie

Y8

Eve Palmer Morris

Y9

Harriet Aspey

Y9

Zofia Hlebowicz

Y10

Megan Oldham

Y10

Sarah Abdelmaksoud

   

Overall

Lucy Hallam -The Orangutan

 

The Orangutan

The trees towered around me
The leaves once were my home
But something happened to it all
And now I feel alone

The forest fell around me
My lone home was destroyed
All because of humans greed
And now I feel alone

I have fond and happy memories
Of when it all was there
Now all I have is memories
But I remember when…

I softly combed my mother’s fur
My fingers like a comb
I bounded from each tree to tree
Then I was at home

I hid from angry predators
I gobbled up my food
At night I slept in trees up high
Then I was at home

Now that has disappeared
The home I knew is gone
Memories alone are with me
There is nowhere I belong

I long to be at home again
To hear a friendly call
But only silence answers me
I long to be at home

Lucy Hallam Y7
Meadowhead

  1. Anthology 2019