Our Global Campus helps students explore the world, learn new skills and set their sights higher, developing a truly international perspective through outstanding online, in school and worldwide experiences.
The 2016-17 Global Campus Writing Competition is a perfect example of how students at BIS HCMC are learning in a truly international environment, and are actually able to work alongside peers based on the other side of the world.
This year we had entries in all age groups. The theme for the Under 8 category was family, Age 11-14 category was fan-fiction and students Age 14-18 had a free choice of topic. Participants were given a maximum word count of 500 words to tell their story - a challenge for even the most proficient writers!
Fan fiction is where you take the story or characters (or both) of a piece of work that you like and make your own story. It is a style of writing that is becoming very popular, with lots being written about Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, One Direction, Vampire Diaries and more!
At British International School, HCMC, we are extremely proud to announce that we have 3 students whose stories were shortlisted and their entries will be published in this year’s Creative Writing and Visual Arts anthology. Congratulations to Katie, Raghav, and Angelina for being recognised for their hard work and creativity.
A Bird Family
“Everyday, I went to the balcony and looked at the birds. When the mother bird was hungry, the father bird took care of his children. The mother stored the food in her mouth and used the beak to put the food in the baby's mouth...” Katie Nguyen (Year 2) [Full Story]
Young Samurai - The Way of the Oarsman
“There was a buzz of excitement throughout the Niten Ichi Ryu, the prestigious school for Samurai in Kyoto. Today was the Tenjin Matsuri festival. The trees were bedecked with lanterns. The streets were lined with stalls selling colourful flags, bowls of steaming ramen and pillowy sweets. Jack,the young British sailor, now a Samurai-in-training, was especially excited about that evening's boat race…” Raghav Dwivedi (Year 6) [Full Story]
“We headed east, trying to leave no trace behind, we were ready.
“You be my assistant and follow me or I’ll tell everyone you and that other were together” he threatened. His words ran through my ear...” Angelina Trang (Year 7) [Full Story]
Further congratulations goes to Raghav, as he was also named Junior Writer of the Year for his entire age group. A memorable achievement for a very mature and distinct writer. We cannot wait to read his next piece of work!
If you would like tips on writing fan fiction, there are some great resources at Book Trust.
Lucy Glynn, Online Marketing Officer