Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Young Crime Writers Competition 2010

Can you write a first rate crime story? That was the challenge issued in January by the Crime Writer's Association (CWA) to aspiring crime writers aged between 11 - 19. It was promoted under the title 'Time to Kill' through the public library service and school libraries. It had great appeal to our students and we had a good range of entries from across the school.

Andrew Cox, the Reading Development Officer from the Bristol Library Service, came and helped short list our entries and four went through to the Regional Finals which were held on Thursday, 22 April at Yate Library with C.J. Carver (who has written the Jay McCaulay crime novels, the third of which - 'The Honest Assassin' - is being launched this month). Young people short listed from all over Bristol and South Gloucestershire came with parents and carers - it was really great to see so much interest.

Redland Green School did very well. Dhananjay's (Year 13) story 'Rook' was a runner up and Nicole's (Year 7) story 'Young and Ferocious' was judged the regional winner. Nicole's entry will now go forward to the National finals. Winners will be announced during National Crime Week in June. We wish Nicole well.

Mrs H Hodgkinson, Learning Resource Centre Manager