THS pupils get creative at climate-themed competition

A Tiverton High School student felt the heat by reaching the finals of a climate-themed creative writing event in Somerset.

It was the first time that THS took part in the annual Brunner creative writing competition, organised and hosted by Richard Huish College in Taunton. The competition was judged by the college’s English department which saw Alanna Thrupp (year 9) reach the finals with her entry, ‘Climate Change’

The competition involved Richard Huish pupils, as well as its partner schools The Castle School, Haygrove School and Heathfield Community School. Students were challenged to write an imaginative, original short story, dramatic monologue, play script or poem of their interpretation of climate, in light of the recent climate change activity from young people around the world.

Joseph Bennett, assistant principal of the college, said: “The creative writing across our partner schools and colleges is impressively high. We marvel at the creativity, variety and sheer craftsmanship of the entries we get.

“We have been delighted this year to welcome the involvement from new schools and hope to encourage even more next year.”

Photo: Alanna Thrupp (second from left) with fellow Brunner Cup finalists