Nine boys at St. Martin’s School, Northwood were winners in the Paws n Claws competition. Their wild animals short stories were selected to be published in an anthology, Wild n Free Forever. This will be released in November 2014 and it will raise money for the Born Free Foundation.
In the Y5/6 category were: Adam Amrani, Survival Beyond Belief; Sophien Amrani, Life is Different in the Murky Depths of the Sea; Thomas Cumming, Platypus; and Vivek Nair,The Lethal Royal Bengal Tiger.
The pupils published in Y7/8 were: Alex Cumming, A Monkey’s Tale; Henry Gadsdon, Soot; Tayin Lakhani, A Mud Bath; Manas Madan, The Elusive Panthera uncia and Lakshman Samarakoon, An Elephant’s Journey.
The competition was judged by the writers Kate Tenbeth, Sally Spedding and the TV presenter Michaela Strachan.
Vivek Nair in Year 6 said, “When I got the results I was totally stunned. I never expected to get this far in a competition in my life!”
Thomas Cumming commented, “I felt great about winning the competition! I based my story on a platypus – one of my favourite creatures. I love them as they seem like a mythical creature, with the body of a beaver and a head of a poisonous duck.”Return to news