Portsmouth youngsters awarded prizes for their short stories

PRIZES Competition winner Jade Davies, Southsea Castle Rotary Club president Andy Carson, Joao Drain who was highly commended, past president John Timmins and Benjamin McPheat, who was highly commended
PRIZES Competition winner Jade Davies, Southsea Castle Rotary Club president Andy Carson, Joao Drain who was highly commended, past president John Timmins and Benjamin McPheat, who was highly commended
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CHILDREN in Portsmouth schools have been awarded prizes for short stories they have written.

The Rotary Club of Southsea Castle has for a number of years run a competition in the Portsmouth area called Short Stories, for year 6 pupils.

This year five schools took part with over 150 entries writing about the theme Journey into Space.

Jade Davies, 11, from Northern Parade Junior School, won first prize. She won £100 worth of WHSmith gift vouchers for herself and £100 worth for the school.

Second place went to Emma Patterson. 11, from Lyndhurst Junior School. She won a £50 gift voucher and £50 for the school. In third place was Feby Thomas, 11, from St Paul’s Catholic Primary School. He won £25 of gift voucher and £25 to the school.

Highly commended certificates were awarded to four other pupils.