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South Woodford school pupil scoops international award for short story

PUBLISHED: 16:21 28 March 2018

Alyssa's mothe rMrs Malley, Alyssa Malley, Nick Gibb, Mark Herbert British Council. Photo: Department of Education

Alyssa's mothe rMrs Malley, Alyssa Malley, Nick Gibb, Mark Herbert British Council. Photo: Department of Education

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A South Woodford school pupil has been awarded an international prize for a short story inspired by ending conflict through recognition of common values shared across the globe.

Alyssa Malley, who goes to Churchfields Junior School, scooped third prize from 1,600 entries in the annual Commonwealth Class Writing Competition.

The 10-year-old was awarded a certificate a by Education Minister Nick Gibb on Monday (March 26).

This is the second year in a row where Churchfields pupils have won prizes in this competition.

Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Emeny said: “Writing is a strength of Churchfields Junior School and the ministerial visit was a great opportunity for Nick Gibb to see our world-class school in action.

The annual competition, run by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the British Council, was themed around ‘peace’ this year.

First and second prizes were awarded to pupils from India and Pakistan.


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