Three pupils from Stoke-on-Trent have been awarded prizes for their writing in a competition for schools in the city.
The competition, which was run by Autonet Insurance Group in partnership with the City Learning Trust, asked pupils to write a short story set in the Potteries. Over 200 entries were received from pupils, which have now been whittled down to one winner and two runners-up.
11-year-old Lyla Clarke from Haywood Academy won first prize with her short story about Port Vale FC and the magic of the FA Cup. Lyla’s story won her £25 worth of book tokens, as well as £100 book tokens for her school.
The runners up were Lily Hughes from Haywood Academy for her story ‘The Legend of Molly Leigh’, and Sofia Hulme from Ormiston Horizon for her tale about the Queen of Goldenhill. They both received book tokens for their entries.
The competition was run to support our Stoke Reads campaign, which promotes reading across the city and aims to boost literacy levels. Autonet has pledged to support the campaign and is also encouraging employees to donate books for pupils.