21 June 2022
A Year 3 pupil at Bedford Girls’ School has been unveiled as a winner in national Creative Writing Competition.
Junior School pupils across the country participated in the Girls School Association (GSA) Creative Writing Competition 2022, which was themed around sustainability. Jemima Webb’s moving Dear Earth poem took the top spot in the KS2 category. In addition to this, Elaina in Year 6, and Lia in Year 4 were awarded with a Highly Commended.
The national competition invited pupils to write a piece of prose or poetry entitled Dear Earth and to share their hopes and vision for the Earth’s future. The writing was judged on their creativity, imagination and originality. All of the judges were impressed by the quality of the writing for this competition as their passion for the environment shone through.
Jemima recorded the reading of her winning entry, which was played to GSA Headteachers and colleagues during the GSA Summer Briefing last week. It is now featured on their website to view here: https://gsa.uk.com/discover-events/gsa-young-peoples-creative-writing-competition-results22/
Jemima’s teacher, Mrs Jennie Thomas, said: “I feel so thrilled that Jemima’s poem has been selected as the winning entry. She worked so incredibly hard on her poem and I am very proud of her achievement.”
Mrs Kristie Whomsley, Junior School Eco Coordinator added: “We are immensely proud of all the entries, which showed our pupils’ awareness of the current environmental issues being faced and the importance of seeking ways to protect our earth and its inhabitants.”
Since opening its doors as BGS in 2012, the school has gone from strength-to-strength as we prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges of a globalised society, through the delivery of a future-focused education which is under-pinned by the International Baccalaureate philosophy of education .