GSA Creative Writing Award Success

Two Withington pupils were recognised in the Girls’ Schools Association Creative Writing Award which received over 1,000 poems on friendship.

Hamna in Year 6 won the aged 7-11 competition and Imogen in Year 8 was the runner-up in the 11-14 years group. The poems were judged by poet Karen McCarthy Woolf on their originality, creative expression, language and interesting use of form.

As an age category winner, Hamna was invited to the GSA’s Summer Briefing in London at BMA House to perform her poem to an audience of Heads from across the country on Monday 12th June.

The theme of the competition was ‘Let Me Put You on Speaker’ and sought to power-up girls’ voices in a theme that urges girls to speak-up, speak-out, and speak-louder in a poetic celebration of female friendship and allyship.