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Amique’s first date story wins Creative Writing Competition

The winner of the College’s Creative Writing Competition, run in celebration of World Book Day, has been announced as student Amique Gill.

Amique won the first prize of a £25 book token, and runners-up Sian Bannister and Ridima Thapa each received a Creative Writer’s Notebook.

Students were asked to write either a short story or a poem, no longer than 800 words, and Lee Smith, Subject Leader for English Literature, was the judge.

He chose the three best entries and announced Amique’s piece as the winner.

All three are being published in this month’s HSFC student magazine, The Writeous.

Former Frances Bardsley School student Amique, who is studying English Language, Criminology and Law at College, said: “I am so surprised I won! I have always been interested in creative writing, so thought I’d enter the competition but didn’t really think I would be in with a chance. My story was a romance about a first date, partly based on a true story and partly written for entertainment.”

Librarian Jennifer Cooper said: “The standard was very high and Lee had a difficult job of choosing a winner but congratulations to Amique. All the entries were certainly interesting reading and I hope it has inspired the students to carry on writing.”


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