15 November, 2023

Northbridge students excited to join exclusive Nord Anglia Global Campus writing competition

Northbridge students excited to join exclusive Nord Anglia Global Campus writing competition

By Katherine Curley
Grade 4 Teacher

This month, the Primary team here at Northbridge International School Cambodia are launching a writing competition! We are very excited for this launch because the competition has been set up by Nord Anglia’s Global Campus.

This is an exclusive online learning platform, where all the students from Nord Anglia’s schools around the world connect, learn and develop their thinking skills.

Taking part in this writing competition not only gets the children excited about writing and developing their skills, it also enables them to engage with Global Campus and earn themselves some badges! Every child will gain a teal creative badge for taking part. If their story is selected, they will earn themselves a silver creative badge and if they win, they earn the gold creative badge.

Using a geographical monument, landmark or heritage site as their inspiration, the children will write their own myth or legend. It’s a perfect opportunity to sit down with them and tell them some myths or legends that have been passed down from within your own culture and heritage.

The children will be supported by their teacher to get started and will complete their stories in their own time. Storytelling is a crucial part of the children’s development in literacy and this opportunity will allow them to expand their vocabulary, build on their story sequencing skills and widen their knowledge of literature. 

Who will judge their writing? Internally at Northbridge, we will have a winner from each age category. Additionally, we are excited to announce that a chosen piece of writing from each category will be entered into the Global Campus Competition, where the judges will send the best stories to the guest judge: author and storyteller, Wendy Shearer.

Wendy Shearer is a professional storyteller who tells African and Caribbean tales. Her storytelling has been heard at famous venues such as the Shakespeare’s Globe and the Museum of London. She is a fantastic role model for our students and the perfect person to judge the winner. The winning stories, as selected by Wendy, will be illustrated and published on Global Campus.

Teachers will start their competition writing sessions with the children in class soon, so get talking about myth and legends at home to spark their interest and ideas. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.