At Richard Lander School we value the importance of creative writing and encourage students to write in a number of genres including: poetry, stories and news reports. Students enjoy the challenge of writing for audiences that reach wider than the four walls of the classroom and so we enter students’ work into a number of competitions including: The Cornish Gorsedh, the John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People, Charles Causley Young Persons Poetry Competition, Cornish Tea Company Creative Writing Competition, Foyle’s Young Poet of the Year and the Radio Two 500 words competition.
Creative Writing Club takes place in room 001 on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.30 until 2pm. Students can come along and work on competition entries, talk about their ideas and what they are writing or just write for their own personal enjoyment. It is up to them. Students who do not have the time to come along to the club but who would like their work to be entered into competitions may email entries to: SCHOFIELDN@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk. Details of forthcoming competitions are also published on this website - please see below.
Our students also have non-fiction articles that they have written published on the school website and in the West Briton’s school page. If a student would like the opportunity to become part of the Press Pack then they must contact either Miss Wright or Ms Schofield.
Last year, students’ work which had been submitted into various competitions was highly regarded by the judges and several of our students were awarded prizes. Our school was also recognised and rewarded for promoting poetry by funding three author visits for Gifted and Talented students in the autumn term. Please follow the links on the left to share in some of our successes and rewards during the last 12 months.