Young writers excel

Budding young writers Tessa Horne and Laura Ahearn.

Queenscliffe Rotary received entries from across the Bellarine Peninsula for this year’s writing competition.

The competition was open to all students in Years 5 and 6 with both essay and creative writing categories.

“The entries were of a very high standard making it a difficult job for the adjudicator,” Queenscliffe Rotary president Karen Pecar said.

“It was a real pleasure to hand out the awards to these talented students at their school assemblies.

“This was the first year we opened the competition up to students outside the Borough of Queenscliffe and we hope even more students will enter next year.”

Sienna Harrison (Leopold PS) and Tessa Horne (Point Lonsdale PS) came first and second place in the essay category writing about the topic “If I were Prime Minister for a week…”

Laura Ahearn (Point Lonsdale PS) and Josephine Leonard (Star of the Sea PS took out first and second prizes in the creative writing category with their stories about “A funny thing happened on the way to school today.”

The first prize winners received $100 for their efforts with $50 for the second prize winners. 

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