Posted at 11:18 am on 1st November, 2017

FGS creative writing competition “Chillerfest” was launched to support literacy across the whole-school , giving the students the opportunity to flex their creative muscles and to write a short story, article or poem in the vein of their favourite horror authors.

The event spanned the school week prior to half term, and the top three winning entrants were read out to all form groups so the whole school could celebrate the FGS authors’ achievements.

Our girls were able to draw four ‘key words’ from a vat of horror inspired vocabulary to act as key themes, characters or events in their work, adding additional challenge and variety to the task.

Literacy is one of the ‘hot topics’ in the world of education at the moment, and it is important that our students realise the value of literacy across the curriculum. By allowing them to develop their creative skills, they have been able to demonstrate their attachment and attitudes towards literacy in all its forms.

Mr Owen Learning Resource Centre Co-ordinator & Chillerfest organiser commented ‘There were so many entries, it was really difficult to pick my top three, so I’ve had to separate them into distinct categories. Very well done to all those who took part and particularly the winning entries.’

The winning entries received a £10 Waterstones Gift Card each and the winners were;

Best Short Story:              Thamara Ahmad 7EH

Best Poem:                         Simran Kaur 9NH

Judges Choice:                  Sam O’Connor 10MH


Simran said ‘It was a great competition that allowed me to use all my imaginative skills.’

Sam commented ‘I really enjoyed writing my piece in my preferred Gothic style as a way of expressing myself.’