Leicester NUT Section of the
National Education Union

3rd October 2018

Sue Townsend Award for excellence in creative writing

Naailah and Anusha with local poets Malka Al-Haddad and Carol Leeming, Everybody’s Reading Chair, Peter Flack, and Deputy City Mayor with responsibilities for Children, Young People's Services, Sarah Russell. Tucked behind Naailah and Anusha is local author Bali Rai who presented the girls with their awards.
Naailah and Anusha with local poets Malka Al-Haddad and Carol Leeming, Everybody’s Reading Chair, Peter Flack, and Deputy City Mayor with responsibilities for Children, Young People's Services, Sarah Russell. Tucked behind Naailah and Anusha is local author Bali Rai who presented the girls with their awards.

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.

 

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