Christopher Rawlins Creativity Challenge
Sponsored by the School Governing Body
In spring 2013, the school launched its inaugural ‘Christopher Rawlins Creativity Challenge’, the first of an annual Governor-sponsored competition which aims to bring out the creative best in our children.
The idea behind the challenge is to promote creativity and each year we will choose a subject (a poem, a work of art, a story) where creativity can flourish and we will set a task open to as many pupils in the school as possible (for some challenges it may not be possible to include Foundation Stage).
For the first challenge, the task set was to write a short story. The subject matter could be anything they liked. Their only guidelines were that it must be fiction, and that Key Stage 1 children should write around 250 words; Key Stage 2 children should write around 500 words.
There were prizes for the Best Story in each year, and the best idea in each year in Key Stage 2. There were four special commendations for each of the two Key Stage 1 classes; two for each class in Key Stage 2.
The results were tremendous. An assortment of wonderful stories were written, some with beautiful descriptions, some with well thought out structures and surprising revelations and plot-twists; some amusing and some modern-day morality tales.
The winners of each of the years were promised publication, and Adderbury Contact very kindly agreed to print the winner for the first year. All the winners are noted overleaf and their stories are printed elsewhere on this website.
We hope you enjoy reading them as much as the judges did, and as much as the children appeared to have enjoyed writing them.
Following on from the resounding success of the inaugural Governors’ Creativity Challenge in 2013, we are very proud to announce the second competition, for 2014.
Hot on the heels of the poetic success of last year’s Governors’ Creativity Challenge, we are very excited to announce this year’s competition.
Chair of Governors; Christopher Rawlins C of E Primary School