Short Story Success
Eight students at the Lindbergh Campus have had their stories published in an international book as part of a short story competition organised by Young Writers. The students, in Years 10 and 11, were selected out of 30,000 entries hoping to be featured in the ‘Stranger Sagas’ book, inspired by the popular Netflix sci-fi thriller, Stranger Things.
The competition encouraged students to explore their creativity and write a 100-word opening to a mystery, thriller, sci-fi or horror story. Entries were then shortlisted and published in regional books across the UK, with the top stories collated into an international book featuring a selection of short stories from young people around the world.
Hannah Baker, English teacher at the Lindbergh Campus, said: “The competition was a great opportunity for the students to think creatively. They really enjoyed writing their own short stories and are incredibly proud to see their names published in an international book. It’s a fantastic achievement, especially as students at the Lindbergh Campus all face a number of different challenges in their education. Many of our students struggle with dyslexia, learning difficulties and behavioural issues, and some speak English as a second language, so it’s fantastic that they have achieved recognition as published young writers.”
The story made the local newspapers.