Writing prize win for Emily at Somercotes Academy

Prize winner Emily Thompson, pictured with Poppy Persaud (left) and  Cassie Lee (right).
Prize winner Emily Thompson, pictured with Poppy Persaud (left) and Cassie Lee (right).

Writing a spine chilling opening to a thriller novel in just 100 words sparked the creativity of Year 8 students at Somercotes Academy who took part in an inter-house writing competition.

The winner was Emily Thompson,12, from Volans House. She said: “Mine is really creepy about a girl in the woods.

“I enjoyed writing it. It was only 100 words long but it took me a long time to get it right.”

Emily is pictured with Poppy Persaud and Cassie Lee.