Young Northampton writer wins national storytelling competition

A Northampton schoolgirl has won a national writing competition with a story which the judge said stood out from the thousands of other entries.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 5:37 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:53 pm
Simran Sandhu, 7, from Upton Meadows Primary School

The story by Simran Sandhu, 7, from Upton Meadows Primary School, was chosen by children’s author Jo Empson.

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Jo said: “I’ve really enjoyed reading the children’s stories alongside some beautiful artwork.

“For me, Simran’s story ‘The Rekam-ruoloc’ really stood out as a thoughtful and truly beautiful story, unique and full of colour and imagination.”

Simran won signed copies of books, including those by Michael Rosen and Allan Ahlberg, and £200 worth of books for Upton Meadow’s school library.