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Barton Peveril Student Wins National Young Writers Competition

Abby Butler, winner of this year’s national Young Writers Competition

@BartonPeveril Sixth Form College student Abby Butler is a winner of this year’s national Young Writers Competition.

The Young Writers Competition asks 11-18 year old students across the country to enter a thought-provoking piece of poetry. The winning students then have their work published in the competition’s annual anthology.

The prompt for this year’s competition was ‘imagine.’ Abby, who was previously a student at The Henry Beaufort School in Winchester, explored this prompt by imagining a world without coronavirus and reminiscing about normal life prior to the pandemic.

The second year student, who has ambitions to study English at university after completing her college studies later this year, first heard about this competition through Subject Leader for English Literature Tom Voaden. Voaden shared details about the competition in the College’s English Extension Q-XTRA activity, where students explore the subject beyond the curriculum, and encouraged students to participate.

Abby Butler spoke on the competition and her success:

“I’m so glad that Barton always works to give its students opportunities like this where we can express ourselves and our creativity. I’m just very happy to have been a part of it.”


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