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Redbridge youngsters nominated for Young Muslim Writers Awards

PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 November 2015

Last year's Young Muslim Writers Awards ceremony. Picture: Young Muslim Writers Awards

Last year's Young Muslim Writers Awards ceremony. Picture: Young Muslim Writers Awards

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Young wordsmiths in the borough could be taking home a writers’ prize at an award ceremony on Saturday.

Al-Noor Primary pupil Zaynab Hakim, 6, from Ilford, in the key stage one short story categoryAl-Noor Primary pupil Zaynab Hakim, 6, from Ilford, in the key stage one short story category

Four youngsters from Redbridge have been nominated to win a Young Muslim Writers Award at an event at Senate House in London.

Among the nominees are Woodford County High School pupil Nusrat Razzaque, 12, from Woodford Green, in the key stage three poetry category, Al-Noor Primary pupil Zaynab Hakim, six, from Ilford, in the key stage one short story category, Al-Noor Primary pupil Safa Shazad, six, from Ilford, in the key stage one poetry category, and Gearies Primary pupil Imani Ahmed, 10, from Ilford, in the key stage two short story category.

A total of forty shortlisted entries have been assessed and scored by a diverse panel of judges and the winners will be announced and awarded at the ceremony.

Writer and radio producer Simon Brett said: “I was impressed by the variety of entries. Each had a different approach and a different voice which demonstrated the writer’s imagination.”

Al-Noor Primary pupil Safa Shazad, 6, from Ilford, in the key stage one poetry categoryAl-Noor Primary pupil Safa Shazad, 6, from Ilford, in the key stage one poetry category

Gearies Primary pupil Imani Ahmed, 10, from Ilford, in the key stage two short story categoryGearies Primary pupil Imani Ahmed, 10, from Ilford, in the key stage two short story category

Woodford County High School pupil Nusrat Razzaque, 12, from Woodford GreenWoodford County High School pupil Nusrat Razzaque, 12, from Woodford Green

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