Competition highlights youngsters' writing prowess

PUBLISHED: 15:12 17 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:40 31 May 2010

MMCC’s winning team members (l-r) Oliver Ross, Nikki Stanley, Zak Coppock, Daniella Hudson, Hannah Coop and Ellise Headley   Picture: SUBMITTED

MMCC's winning team members (l-r) Oliver Ross, Nikki Stanley, Zak Coppock, Daniella Hudson, Hannah Coop and Ellise Headley Picture: SUBMITTED

A GROUP of budding young writers from Stansted Mountfitchet Maths and Computing College (MMCC) showed their flair for reporting when an article they had written won a county competition. The group of Year 7 students success came after they attended a con

A GROUP of budding young writers from Stansted Mountfitchet Maths and Computing College (MMCC) showed their flair for reporting when an article they had written won a county competition.

The group of Year 7 students' success came after they attended a conference, called Writers in the Wings, which is organised by the Essex schools' advisory service, The Schools, Children and Families Directorate.

The conference, held at the Wickford Centre, offers a chance for talented writers from the county's secondary schools to meet together for a fun day of activities to develop their abilities.

And the MMCC students' participation paid off when their entry Broken Bell Causes Devastation (an imaginary tale involving the school bell) in the 'Scoop' competition was chosen by the Secondary English Consultants as the winning article by younger secondary school pupils.

The achievement was even more pleasing for the college as the judges wrote that "the standard of the competition was, as always, very high and we were impressed by your ability to produce high quality work when working to a tight deadline".

Head of English at MMCC, Dr Peter Duncombe, said: "It was so pleasing to see our new Year 7s establishing themselves as a productive and harmonious team.

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