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Prizes at Oundle Festival of Literature

 Pupils from Stamford High School claimed first and second place in the Year 7/8 category for creative writing at the tenth annual Oundle Festival of Literature in March.

From over 420 entrants nationally, Year 8 pupil Emily Watt won the competition with her witty poem “Computer’s Daydream” and was awarded a £25 prize.

Michaela Wernick, also in Year 8, was a runner-up with her poem “Night Cats,” which was highly commended by the judges. Michaela received a £20 prize and both girls were given certificates in recognition of their achievements. The awards were presented by Northamptonshire author Isla Whitcroft.

Isla Matthews, Teacher of English at Stamford High School, said “The girls should be very proud of their achievements in this competition. Following on from Year 9 pupil Emily Jolley winning the Uppingham School Poetry Prize, we really are picking up the glittering prizes and have some very talented writers in the High School.”