Avon Valley pupils put their writing skills to the test

Ms Davies with winners Katie Eaton, James Forman and Ruby Miah
Ms Davies with winners Katie Eaton, James Forman and Ruby Miah

More than 200 pupils at Avon Valley School have entered the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s ‘My Countryside – My Story’ competition.

They were challenged to write a fictional story of up to 650 words about nature and the countryside.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by author Bill Bryson, with the winning entrant receiving £50 worth of books and £200 for their school to use on an educational project.

Before being submitted the entries were judged internally by headteacher Alison Davies, The winners of the internal competition were Ruby Miah, James Forman, Katie Eaton and Louis Bain.

Ms Davies said: “It is really impressive to see so many of our students showing off their writing skills in this competition. I was very pleased with the high standards of literacy shown by our students and I am hoping Bill Bryson will be just as impressed.”

Ms Davies is pictured above with winners Katie Eaton, James Forman and Ruby Miah.