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Global Classroom Short Story Competition

10 January 2014

It’s time for this year’s Short Story competition from the Global Classroom.

The Global Classroom is an innovative, contemporary and distinctive educational programme unique to Nord Anglia Education, where our students can connect with the 16,000 other students studying at NAE schools around the world. There are in-school challenges, online activities and annual summits and expeditions that our students can get involved with.

The theme for this year’s short story competition is ‘Changes’ - one that we hope will stimulate lots of different ideas and stories from our students.

There will be lots of help online from some amazing authors Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman, Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz, and Tony Bradman and Sally Nicholls will be judging the entries and selecting the winners.

There will be two age categories: primary (Years 4 – 6) and secondary (Years 7 – 13). The prize for all finalists will be the publication of their story in the Global Classroom short story anthology.

In secondary, there is an additional challenge. We are asking students to write in the Gothic genre. We are taking a broad view of Gothic, with the aim of allowing students to explore more traditional Gothic texts and to recognise where Gothic elements appear in some of their favourite modern books.

There will be more to come from primary after Chinese New Year so keep a look out for that.

The closing date for submissions is the 28 March.

Are you interested?

If you’re interested in getting involved, primary students should talk to their class teachers and secondary students to Mr Wallace. You can also find out more on the Global Classroom online.

We have a good record in this competition with Sabrina Budisa and Duncan Tasker, both now in Year 6, winning in the primary age group last year and having their work published. We also got a special mention as a school from the author Geraldine McCaughrean: “I would like to make mention of the consistently high level of work from BISS Puxi, Shanghai which seems to breed creativity on a scale I have rarely come across in a single school.”

Let’s make sure we live up to our reputation this year!