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'Scribes' - a new club for Key Stage 4 students

‘Scribes’ is a brand-new creative writing club for Key Stage 4 students. Club members will work on crafting submissions for some of the fantastic poetry and prose competitions on offer locally and nationwide. Through creating their entries, members will develop their writing skills and benefit from giving and receiving constructive feedback in our fortnightly workshops.

Here are a few of the competitions we have our eye on this term:

  • Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition – Theme: Let Nature Thrive
  • Young Writers Integer Prose Competition – Theme: Inspired by Numbers – 100word short story
  • Young Poets Network Song Lyric Writing Challenge – Theme: Identity – winning poems will get the chance to turn their poems into songs with professional composers!

One of our Scribes has already submitted to the ‘East Ridings Festival of Words Poetry Competition’ with the theme ‘My Wonderful World’; you can see Chiara’s emotive entry below.

Ms A Natley

Teacher of English

All KS4 students are welcome to join Scribes – see Ms Natley for more details.

‘My Wonderful World’  


My wonderful world, where are you? 

The meadows are gone, replaced by who? 

There’s a war overseas  

And factories are new 

So Politicians are talking about revenue  

Bustling cities full of steel and smoke 

For the evergreen forest, there’s no hope 

So I buy less plastic and watch the news 

But there’s armed robbery and racist views 

My wonderful world, where are you? 

The damage is done so it’s time to review  

That our wonderful world is dying too soon 

Of a man-made impending doom 


Chiara 10LM