Pupils at Daventry’s Welton CE Academy take part in Young Writers competition

Pupils from Daventry’s Welton CE Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have had their work published in a storybook after entering a national competition.

Based on the topics of Storyland for Key Stage 1 and Toy Stories for Key Stage 2, eighty-eight pupils across the primary school submitted their stories into the national Young Writers competition, during the academy’s ‘Writing Week’.

Young Writers is a national initiative that works with schools, parents and pupils to promote poetry and creative writing by hosting annual competitions, focusing on poetry and creative collections and providing resources for teachers and young writers.

A Year 4 pupil said: “I was really thrilled when I received my certificate and l was so excited to hear that my writing was being published in a book.”


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Welton CE Academy is committed to offering pupils a wide range of fantastic learning experiences through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme. These exciting and varied opportunities encourage pupils to discover new things, develop their passions and explore their talents.

Mike Colcombe, Headteacher at Welton CE Academy, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to showcase and develop their creative writing.

“The pupils worked extremely hard whilst creating their stories and I am very proud to see almost three quarters of the pupils from Welton CE Academy having their work published. What an achievement!” 

Welton CE Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, is committed to providing a world-class education for every child. If you would like to find out more about life at Welton, please contact the school for a visit, all are welcome.