This is the fifth year of the FOBISIA Short
Story Competition and here at JB, we have been working hard to decide which Key
Stage 2 story will represent the school.
This is a great opportunity for the children to apply writing skills
learnt in class, to their own, unique story.
This year the shortlisted entries will be judged by Jenny Valentine the
critically acclaimed author of novels for young adults such as Finding Violet
Park, Broken Soup and The Ant Colony.
We were given the theme ‘Taking
Risks’. Children spent time talking
about risks and sharing examples of ‘risky situations’ and ‘risky actions’. The
ideas in Key Stage 2 were very creative and class teachers had a difficult job
of choosing a class winner to represent at the the Key Stage 2 final.
A big well done to our 20 Key Stage 2 class
winners who were:
Mia (3S), Zaylee (3M), Nina (3I), Thala
(3T), Charlotte (3H), Eliska (4S), Charlotte (4M), Harry (4I), Sebastian (4T), Tayaab (4H), Anant (5S), Liya (5M), Sophie (5I), Aarav (5T), Ryan (5H), India (6S), Li-Anne (6M), Niharika (6I), Margaux (6T) and Anna (6H).
From the 20 Key Stage 2 finalists, we had a
daunting task of selecting one. It was
so difficult as the stories were all very different and full of great
characters, situations and skills.
After a long decision making process, we
would like to congratulate Anant in 5S for his story ‘Dave in the Open’, as the
winning JB entry that will go forward to represent Alice Smith in the
competition. It was emotional, clear and
the character most definitely took a risk.
We look forward to sharing Anant’s story in a future Key Stage 2
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