Young writers’ stories enter national competition

Benjamin Champion and Zaeema Assad were runners up in the National Young Writers Award. PNL-150807-101440001
Benjamin Champion and Zaeema Assad were runners up in the National Young Writers Award. PNL-150807-101440001

Two children from Milton Keynes are runners-up in a national writing competition.

Zaeema Assad, eight, from Oxley Park Academy and Benjamin Champion, nine, from St Mary’s C of E School, in Wavendon, came first in the Milton Keynes region heats for the National Young Writers’ Award.

Zaeema’s story was called The Mysterious Forest while Benjamin’s story was called Meet Dylan.

Zaeema’s story told the tale of a group of friends adventures in a forest while on a school trip while Benjamin’s story was about a young boy’s night on the London streets.

This year’s competition theme was ‘strange events and peculiar happenings’.

The two children were put forward for the national contest but did not make it through to the top 10.

This year’s winner was Alexander Boxall, from Eastbourne, with his tale, That’s a Wrap.