Posted by Cass - 15 July 2011
Giddy Limits sponsored the Summer Writing Competition in our local primary school for Years 1 to 6 and out of the 180 pupils we received 100 entries.
We read through all the stores and each time we thought we had a winner an even better story emerged.
Before the competition we imagined the girls would all give us stories about pink princesses or mermaids. That was not the fact.
We thought the boys would be all fighting and violence but again we were pleasently surprised.
The range of subjects and the depth of feelings shown in many of the stories was quite astounding.
When the media report that so many children are being badly affected by computer games and television and that the level of literacy is at rock bottom; we were in for a real surprise.
The subjects were wide ranging - "My Life of Stammering" by a Year 5 boy told of his journey overcoming his problems and how he was now enjoying school.
Another story was based on the Three Musketeers and involved characters that were dogs and was called "The Three Woofateers and Dogtanyon"
The "Donkeys of the Desert was based in Ancient Egypt when a war broke out, so the donkeys decided to go to Libya where they encountered another war. They were saved by a family and finally returned to Ancient Egypt and there they had a big celebration.