Hanford pupils excel in Dorset theatre’s Creative Writing competition

Jul 01

Five Hanford pupils, all in the UVIth (Year 8), have won prizes and commendations in the Treehouse Theatre’s creative writing competition.   Coco, won the senior school category with her story “The Tale of the Doctor’s Daughter”.  Another pupil, Aline, was Highly Commended in the same category with her story, “The Witness’s Tale”.   Commendations were also awarded to Silvia, Clemmie and Rachel.   The winning entries are being considered as possible inclusions in the Treehouse Theatre’s exciting theatre project ‘The Shaftesbury Tales’ this summer.

Carrie Lewis, pictured below with the pupils, is Head of English at Hanford and said, “This is a fantastic achievement for our pupils; to win the senior school category at such a young age is truly impressive and it is wonderful for the girls to see their stories in print.   There is a strong tradition of excellent creative writing at Hanford, and, over the years, our pupils have won many prizes. I believe that the girls are inspired to write their own stories both because we foster their creative talents and because they are all such keen readers/love reading.  I am looking forward to following their progress as they move on to their senior schools, and I hope one day to receive a copy of their first novel!”


Hanford School-Hanford pupils excel in Dorset theatre’s Creative Writing competition


You can see the Treehouse Theatre Production’s play, The Shaftesbury Tales, in Child Okeford’s Village Hall at 4pm on 20 July; or go along at 2pm to take part in their workshop and perform in the production itself.

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