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The Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers

WINNERS 2018

Reading Competition Winners - Key Stage 2

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Juliette Aznar De Jongh (Beaver Road Primary School) - 'The Amber Spyglass'

Matty Thompson (Beaver Road Primary School) - 'It Can't Be True'

Reading Competition Special Commendations (for wider regions) - Key Stage 2

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Andrew Miller (Thomas' London Day School) - The Wonder

Reading Competition Winners - Key Stage 3

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Amira Hassan (Cedar Mount Academy) - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Jacob Oliver (St Augustine's RC School) - The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Reading Competition Special Commendations - Key Stage 3

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Chloe Sullivan (Cedar Mount Academy) - Milk and Honey

Emma Graham (King's School Macclesfield) - Note to Self

Nafia Ahmad (Cedar Mount Academy) - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Tamara Lino (St Augustine's) - Everything Everything

Reading Competition Special Commendations (for SEN) - Key Stage 3

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Connor Davies (Manchester PRU) - The City of Heavenly Fire

Reading Competition Winner - Key Stage 4

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Katie Bennett (Standish Community High School) - Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

Reading Competition Special Commendations - Key Stage 4

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Aya Ahmad (Cedar Mount Academy) - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Didy Koffi (Sheffield High School) - The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Writing Competition Winner - Key Stage 3

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Dorothea Tite Ahern (Loreto High School, Chorlton) - Stories of Magnificence

Writing Competition Special Commendations - Key Stage 3

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Emma Graham (King's School Macclesfield) - Innocence and Ignorance

Asier Rios-Santana (Barlow RC High School) - The Mancunian Kids

Writing Competition Winner - Key Stage 4

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Lucy Walmsley (Wilmslow High School) - Untitled

Writing Competition Special Commendations - Key Stage 4

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Renee Resina (Wilmslow High School) - The Water Spirit of River Tree

Milly Woodward (Walkden High School) - Harper Holman

Writing Competition Winner - Key Stage 5

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Evie Morton (Xaverian College) - Time Capsule

Writing Competition Special Commendations - Key Stage 5

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Lilly van Bergen (Xaverian College) - A bus, a glance, a rush, a dance

Elly Deane (Xaverian College) Hospital Walls

Massive Congratulations to all of this year's winners and all who took part in the reading and writing competitions. The judges were highly impressed with the book reviews and short stories. We hope the love of reading and writing continues!

We'd also like to extend our thanks to all the teachers, librarians and schools for your enthusiasm and hard work. We've enjoyed working with you and look forward to doing so in next year's Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers.

You are very welcome to download the Portico Certificate for this year's talented Book Reviewers and Creative Writers.

If you would like to help us to gather information for the development of our SEN Awards please return the completed form by e-mail or by post to the address below.

If you would like to leave us any feedback about your experience participating in our workshops or our competitions, please download this form and return it to us here.

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THE AWARDS

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Meet the Judges 2018

The Reading Judges - Paul Morris and Hannah Kate

The Writing Judges - Martin Griffin and Tilda Johnson


Download this form to submit with your entry!


Check out the info for this year's competitions!

Young Readers

Young Writers

E-mail us to ask a question or request paper flyers by post.


Resources

Short-Story Writing Prompts from Writing Judge, Tilda Johnson

WORKSHOPS

Flyer for Workshops
PSA Awards

Download this file to see the authors we work with!


Time Travellers and the Crystal Dome

The Portico Library, in partnership with Seven Arches Publishing, is very excited about a new book in the Time Traveller series, Time Travellers and The Crystal Dome, which contains specially penned stories linked to historical figures from The Portico Library. 2017's winning students have their stories and reviews published in this book, alongside professional authors. Profits go to The Portico Library and its future outreach activities. Visit Amazon or Waterstones to purchase this book as a Christmas gift!


NEWS

Award-winning poet, Jacob Polley, came to The Portico to read from his book Jackself and he answered some excellent questions from the students of Urmston Grammar. Read a write up here by student and Portico volunteer, Jess Molyneux.

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Hear Paul Morris, Emily and Macey wax lyrical about the awards on Hannah's Bookshelf!

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