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Ilkley Literature Festival Wins

At the end of last academic year, the English department worked with students across year groups to send in entries to the Ilkley Literature Festival Young Writers Competition. SGHS students’ results were astounding – the list is printed below. Several of these students attended the prize giving evening, reciting their work in front of an audience.

Submitting work to a competition can be a nerve-wracking experience, and we were thrilled that we had nearly a hundred girls enter the competition from the school, putting their work out there to be read by someone else – a really brave thing to do!

Year 13
1st Prize – Isabel Hazel Wood ‘Eggshells’
2nd Prize – Eleanor Morris ‘A Memoir’
Year 10
2nd Prize – Jenna Mae Wilson ‘Thirty Years Ago’
Highly Commended – Saffron Iona Ingham ‘The Moonlight’
Year 9
3rd Prize – Bet Ellis ‘Fields of Blood’
Year 8
1st Prize – Ameila Turner ‘What Have I Done’
2nd Prize – Salma Mahmood ‘Blinded By The Ocean’
3rd prize – Ella Eastwood ‘Untitled’
Highly Commended – Firdaus Arshed ‘Solow’

 

Below are pieces of work by Bet Ellis, 'Fields of Blood' and Firdaus Arshed, 'Solow' 

Bet Ellis, 'Fields of Blood'

 

Firdaus Arshed, 'Solow'

 

 

 

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ILF ImageIzzy Wood reading out her winning piece titled 'Eggshells'

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