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English work - political campaigning and mini-saga competition

Political campaigning

Year 7 students have been working on political campaigning in their English lessons this term.

7LG1 have recently been working in groups creating their own political parties and campaign surrounding it.  They prepared a manifesto, speech, leaflet and poster.

Afterwards, they presented their campaigns to the rest of the group and voted for the best party campaign. The winning party was the KTA Party (Jack Frith, Leonardo Mori, Leila Couzens and Gracie-Mai O'Mara.) All of them engaged well in this campaign and produced high quality work - all of the students have been awarded Vivos because of this. Well done, 7LG1!

Welcome to wonderland mini-saga competition

Last term, we ran English Inter-house competition, the Welcome to Wonderland mini saga and we submitted some students to the Young Writer's Competition nationally. This competition was organised in conjunction with secondary schools all over the UK, the aim being to encourage students to enjoy creative writing with the added challenge of creating a fictional world to inspire their mini sage, a story in just 100 words!

This year, the 26th successive year, they received 1800 entries. Out of this tremendous number, seven Ralph Allen students were selected to receive a certificate of merit for their stories and have been chosen for publication in a book showcasing young adults' work called Welcome To Wonderland - Somerset Sagas.

Congratulations goes to the competition winners Zoe Lacrouts, Imogen McWilliam and Jack Frith from Year 7; Grace Hendra from Year 8, Alice Bateman from Year 9; Will Jewitt from Year 10 and Genevieve Noad in Year 11.

The publication date and selling price of these books will be advertised in the near future if anyone wishes to purchase them.

 Laura Clintworth, Deputy Head of Milsom House and Teacher of English