Over 1500 students from 24 of our Nord Anglia Education schools entered this year’s Global Classroom short story competition, which is a fantastic total. We would like to thank schools, teachers and parents for supporting and promoting this competition. Each school’s entries were read together, with the top five stories from each forming the pool from which the finalists and certificate winners were chosen. The 10 primary and 10 secondary finalists’ stories are being judged by authors Tony Bradman and Sally Nicholls, who will choose the overall competition winners. All finalists’ stories will be published in the anthology (available as both an e-book and in hardback). Certificate winners will receive a high performance certificate celebrating their achievements.
The finalists from Abu Dhabi are Abigail Higgins (Year 6) and Robert Ruta (Year 9). Robert was also selected as one of the certificate winners. Congratulations to both of our finalists, and a big well done to all those who took part. A great big thank you to our English Department in Secondary who supported and encouraged entries to this competition, making it the highest entries we have submitted for a Global Classroom competition this year from Abu Dhabi.
Students can find out who has won by looking on the Global Classroom site from Wednesday 30th April. Finalists’ stories will be published online with forums for students to read and comment on them, along with a list of the certificate winners. Overall competition winners will be announced on Monday 12th May, and a published book should be available at school by the end of the current term.