PUPILS at Norley Primary School have excelled themselves after entering the Great Weaver Words Writing Competition.

The school had a winner and five runners-up in the competition, who received congratulatory certificates and book token prizes.

Judged by award-winning writer and festival patron Tim Firth, the creative writing competition winners would normally have been announced at a special event as part of the five-day literature festival, which was due to be staged at the end of April.

Sadly, this was postponed until early May 2021 due to coronavirus, but festival organisers were keen to award the prizes before the end of the summer term when some children are due to change schools.

Norley Primary School’s Micah Jamieson was announced as the winner, with Erin Silcock-Starkey, William Hardie, Isobelle Young, Leo Partridge and Harry Dale as runners-up.

“Many thanks to all the children who entered the creative writing competition and the schools for supporting them,” said Weaver Words festival manager Lynn Pegler.

“Pupils produced some excellent imaginative, historical stories and hopefully we have helped to nurture creative talent for the future.

“Sadly, all the judging and presentation arrangements had to adapt to the changing lockdown situation and the children have had to receive their prizes through the post instead of being presented with them on stage at the festival.

“Although not ideal, we hope the children will take the same pleasure and pride in their achievements.

“The intention is to move the whole festival programme forward by a year, subject to availability of speakers. We will be back.”

For more details about the festival, visit weaverwords.org.uk