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.