Rupert Brooke Literary Prizes For Foundation Pupils

Congratulations to Crescent pupils Oliver Bell and Monty Hinde who received awards at the Rupert Brooke Literary Prizegiving at the beginning of May.

The Prize was established in 1987 to commemorate the birth of poet Rupert Brooke and is an annual creative writing competition open to school pupils in the Rugby area.

Oliver and Monty received awards in the Primary Section. They were in excellent company as fellow Princethorpe College pupils Mollie Dibb and Madoc Williams also received awards having come 3rd in the Intermediate Section and 2nd in the Junior Section respectively.

Oliver, who is in Year 5, submitted a story called ‘How the mole got his star-shaped nose.’ whilst Monty, from Year 6, had written a story called ‘The mystery of St Andrew's church’. Sarah Lowe, Senior Teacher at the Crescent School, said “I am thrilled and delighted for the boys. Their stories were so original and creative and clearly the judges agreed."

Princethorpe College’s Year 11, Mollie Dibb had entered her iGCSE creative writing coursework, it was a piece inspired by Great Expectations but about a Nazi war criminal, and the judges said it was expertly crafted and highly engaging.

The judges also remarked on how Madoc, from Year 7, wrote a very nice short piece called ‘The Document’, a mystery-suspense piece about finding an unexplained document – they said it was lively, clever, and well written.

The Princethorpe Foundation congratulates them all and we are delighted with their literary success.  They even got a mention in the paper.