Over 120 local pupils from nine schools have taken part in the Through the Gate competition, entering poems, drawings, stories, paintings, cartoons and even a piece of embroidery!
This competition was for schools that have Lunchboox groups and we asked them to engage pupils in a creative piece of work in response to an image of a gate in St Hilda’s College. Each Lunchboox school that expressed an interest was visited by Bookfeast volunteer Helena, an experienced teacher, to have a short presentation about the competition.
St Hugh’s has been incredibly supportive of the competition- not only helping with the publicity material, but also allowing us to offer as a prize the chance to see ‘through the gate’. Schools did not know that the gate is at St Hugh’s but the three winning pupils and their families will be invited to visit the college on May 13th, to have tea in the gardens – through the gate! – to meet the Principal, and join in the fun of a graduation celebration for students. In addition, the three winners will be given £50 each book tokens, and ten runners-up will receive £15 book tokens. All entries will receive a certificate. The funds have been provided for the competition by a donation of £350 – proving that a little can go a long way in terms of inspiring children!