Boys from across the year groups immersed themselves in a world of creative thinking as they took part in our second annual Creative Writing Masterclasses and Awards Evening.

Green Earth Award-winning author, Saci Lloyd, hosted Creative Writing Workshops for students from First Year to Upper Sixth as well as judging entrants’ poetry and prose on the theme of ‘Memories or My Life’.

She challenged the finalists to create characters in the contexts of Artificial Intelligence, technology and social media, using literary fiction and multi-media to engage them.

The boys used prompts ranging from Elon Musk to robots of the future to create story openers and discuss character development. In the evening, the competition finalists and their parents joined Saci Lloyd for the Awards Ceremony, where the winners and runners-up were announced.

All the finalists’ work will be published in the Lion Print creative writing magazine in the Summer Term.

English Teacher and organiser of the event, Mrs Bartholomew said:

We were delighted with the boys’ responses to Saci Lloyd’s creative thinking and writing challenges which formed part of the masterclasses during the day. The finalists each received a book whilst the winners and runners-up were presented with book vouchers at the Creative Writing Awards event during the evening.

The winners and runners-up from all the events are as follows:

  • Junior Poetry – Winner – Luke Trotman
  • Junior Poetry – Runner-up – Tomas Escobar
  • Junior Prose – Winner – Giles Mowbray
  • Junior Prose – Runner up – Ishaan Das
  • Intermediate – Winner – Theo Radicopolous
  • Intermediate – Runners-up – Ben Holker, Alex Upshall
  • Senior – Winner – Alex Fagan
  • Senior – Runners-up – Joseph Helm, Charles Maddox

To read their work click here: Hampton Creative Writing Programme


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