A Level students Shannon Sweeney and Dean Leake from Cronton Sixth Form are delighted to have been shortlisted for the final round of the prestigious Frank Moran Young Writers Award.
Shannon, previously of Wade Deacon High School, and Dean, formerly of The Prescot School, are both currently midway through their first year of studies and are already going above and beyond in their chosen subjects. After entering the competition by submitting a fictional piece of writing, the pair were thrilled to find out they had both been shortlisted for the next round. They were invited to attend a ceremony at the Athenaeum in Liverpool with other young talented writers to find out the topic for their finalist entries.
All finalists were handed an envelope with the line ‘We were together an hour before. But…’ inside. Shannon and Dean must continue the story in their own words and submit their entry by March 11th before an overall winner will be announced. Both students are avid members of the College’s Creative Writing Club, where they have had full support in organising and preparing their pieces before submitting. The pair are now back in the enrichment class as preparations for the final round begin.
Stephanie Power, English Literature Tutor at Cronton Sixth Form and Supervisor of the Creative Writing Club said, “I am so proud of Shannon and Dean, both students put in so much work towards this award and now the hard work is paying off! In a technologically driven world – it would seem that the future of communication and story-telling is in very safe hands. I wish my delightful students every success”