Thursday, 18 February 2016

National Literacy Trust Competition Winners Announced

Each school term the National Literacy Trust runs a different competition to inspire children to get involved in activities to improve literacy and get excited about reading.

They have just announced the winners of their 2015 autumn term competition, The Editor Challenge, which gave Key Stage 2 pupils the chance to produce their own magazines.In partnership with Girl Talk and Mega magazines, budding young journalists were challenged to complete a series of activities:
  • a celebrity feature,
  • a review,
  • a quiz,
  • a storyboard
  • and a front cover.
All the pupils who completed three or more activities were entered into a grand prize draw, from which Shokathia from John Scurr Primary School in London was chosen as the winner. She has won an eReader, £50 in book vouchers and a one-year subscription to Girl Talk magazine.  Her school has also won her school a visit from a storyteller and one-year subscriptions to five great Immediate Media Co. magazines.  
Shokathia said about winning: “It felt amazing, I was jumping for joy! It felt like all my birthdays had come at once. I had the biggest smile you can ever imagine and I kept trying to re-live that exact moment I was announced winner in my head. I was amazed at how many prizes I would be getting and shocked that I won out of the whole country.”
Each school that took part could also enter up to three of their pupils’ completed magazines into a bonus writing category. These were judged by a panel including staff from Girl Talk and Mega magazines. Lara from Talbot Heath Junior School in Bournemouth, was chosen as the winner and has won a tour of Immediate Media Co.’s head office.   10 runners-up also won a one-year subscription to either Girl Talk or Mega magazine.
The Literary Trust is running two new competitions for schools this term: The Spring Reading Adventure and Timmy Failure: Crack the Case.  To find out more visit 

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