Nine pupils from the Crescent School have been recognised in this year’s Rupert Brooke Literary Award. Established in 1987 to commemorate the birth of poet Rupert Brooke, the award is an annual creative writing competition organised by Rugby School and open to school pupils local to the Rugby area.

Competing in the Primary Section, Crescent pupils Ella Knight and Olivia Sarkies have been awarded First Prize for their stories ‘The Lost Waterfall’ and ‘Water’ respectively. Alex Reynolds and Vignesh Sadasivan’s entries receive Second Prize and Maya Patel, Rebecca Monteith, Lily Emery, Fin Calder and Henry Kilner all receive a Highly Commended.

Ms Sarah Lowe, Senior Teacher, comments, “Back in November Classes V and VI enjoyed crafting creative stories for the Rupert Brooke Literary Award. They put a lot of time and effort in, to showcase their best English skills, and it is lovely to see that their hard work has been recognised.”

Ms Alix Scott-Martin from Rugby School said, “We were particularly impressed by the Crescent School's entries this year and it was a very tricky job to select the winners. I will be inviting the successful pupils to join us at an award ceremony at Rugby School early next term, when their entries will be read by our Drama scholars.”

Crescent School congratulates them all, we are delighted with their literary success.