Four talented Young Writers and their families came to Waterstones Bookshop in Dorchester on 1st March to receive their prizes in the Casterbridge Rotary Club’s local round of RIBI Young Writer, appropriately on the day before International World Book Day.
A total of 64 scripts were received from three schools in Dorchester but, after, no doubt difficult, judging by ex Dorchester Mayor, Peter Mann, Sunninghill School emerged triumphant with winners and runners-up in both Junior and Intermediate categories. Great maturity in writing on the given subject of ‘Reflection’ was shown by all the winners. Certificates, Dictionaries4Life and Waterstones’ Book Tokens and salvers for the two winners were presented by Peter Mann and Casterbridge Rotary Club President, Chris Davies.
The prizewinners were:
Junior – Tallulah Taschner Year 6 (Winner)
Esme Savage Year 5 (Runner-up)
Intermediate: Khalid Miah Year 7 (Winner)
Jamie Barrington Year 8 (Runner-up)
Khalid Miah was also a winner in 2016 so he received an alternative book as a prize. Peter Mann asked Khalid to read his poem to those present. As a competitor in Rotary’s Youth Speaks a few weeks ago, it was a confident rendition!
The scripts from Tallulah and Khalid have been sent to Rotary District 1200 and the results from the District Final are due soon.
Casterbridge Rotary Club would like to thank judge, Peter Mann, and Waterstones Bookshop for their continued support for the competition.
Picture shows: Casterbridge President Chris Davies, Khalid Miah, Jamie Barrington, Talulah Taschner, Esme Savage and Peter Mann