If you haven’t heard of Kilsby, it’s a beautiful little village just outside Hillmorton, Rugby; on the border of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. Albeit a small village, there’s a primary school, a pre-school, 2 pubs (The Red Lion & The George (which has been closed for a year or so)), as well as a community-run Shop.
Kilsby C of E primary school has not let the COVID-19 lockdown stop them from providing valuable learning and support to their pupils as they continue to provide learning online. Georgie Adams, a former pupil, and current Kilsby resident spends her time either helping out at Kilsby primary’s before and after school clubs or providing private online Maths & English tutoring (Georgie Adam’s Learning Support SK1 to GCSE level). Since lockdown began, Georgie decided to combine both her passion for English and desire to inspire the children of Kilsby school by organising a writing competition for the pupils!
With an Amazon gift card at stake, Georgie certainly got the children’s attention and made doing school work at home seem fun! Even though there could only be two winners (one from each KS; although there were actually 3 winners as she couldn’t decide between two in KS2!), Georgie wanted to make sure all the children who entered were rewarded for their hard work; so as a special treat, we’re publishing all their stories on our blog for the whole of Warwickshire to see! Well done everyone who entered! We hope you enjoy the stories as much as we have. Here’s Georgie to introduce herself and announce the winners!…
“I really wanted to do something for the primary-school children of my local village of Kilsby during these tough times. I thought it would be lovely for them to practice their writing and artistic skills and so I put together a writing competition with absolutely no constraints. The children were encouraged to write about whatever interests them and to show us any other creative skills they may have. I provide private learning support locally and am very involved in the local primary school so know all of these children very well, yet still I was stunned and amazed by the creativity and skill they all displayed, drawing upon their favourite types of story, and often the world around them. Especially in the current light of Covid-19, it has been incredibly insightful -and at times humorous- to view this crazy world through the eyes of a child. And so to all the children, a huge congratulations and a thank you for sharing with us your fantastic ideas and talents. And to everybody reading this blog, I hope you all enjoy them as much as we have. Of course, particular congratulations go to our wonderful winners: Daniel F, Daniel M, and Joseph F. ” – Georgie Adams
Daniel F’s Story:
Daniel M’s Story:
Joseph F’s Story:
Lucas D’s Story:
Sophie M’s Story: