Sue Townsend Award for excellence in creative writing
Part of the annual Everybody's Reading Festival involves presentation of the Sue Townsend Award for excellence in creative writing.
This year's runner up was Naailah Ali who is in year eight at Crown Hills Community College and nominated by her teacher Gabby Ramos. Gabby writes,
Naailah writes with flair, originality and just for the sheer pleasure of it. She reads voraciously and uses this as inspiration to spark her own writing. Her work flows from her and she effortlessly creates a narrative voice which is both engaging and mature. Marking her creative writing is a pleasure every time and I have to remind myself I am reading the work of a pupil! Her structure and punctuation have improved enormously, her turn of phrase and imagery extraordinary. She has a natural talent which I believe could lead to her becoming a successful author in the future.
This year's winner was Anusha Majithia from The City of Leicester College. Her teacher Nimah Abdulla submitted a piece of Anusha's writing entitled Until I See Sunrise Again.