Charity encourages adults to enter writing competition to inspire pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 October 2018

Qaisra Shahraz.

Qaisra Shahraz.

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There are just a few days left for budding poets and storytellers throughout North Somerset to enter a free writing competition.

The contest, for people over 18, is being run by education charity READ Foundation and the deadline is midnight on October 10.

Entries must be a maximum of 500 words and the theme is ‘My education helped me...’

The winner will receive feedback from esteemed writer and competition judge Qaisra Shahraz and their work will be displayed in READ Foundation’s 380-plus schools.

Mrs Shahraz said: “As an educationist and lover of learning, I really value READ Foundation’s incredible work in promoting and offering education to those who need it.

“I’m looking forward to reading the entries and seeing how different entrants have approached the topic of education.

“The tone must be inspiring. The children who will see the winning entry have fought very hard to get to school – some walking hours a day.

“Reading an inspiring story or poem will, I’m sure, offer them a lot encouragement and a goal to achieve and do well in education themselves.”

READ Foundation creates school places for children in poverty and the charity has been implementing educational and welfare projects in the developing world since 1994.

To enter the competition, visit www.readfoundation.org.uk/writing

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