CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S PROJECT (UK)

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Chernobyl Through the Eyes of Children

Earlier this year we ran a children’s creative writing competition to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Their task was to write a story imagining that they were one of the children whose lives have been affected by the disaster.

We were delighted with the huge response from schools and students, meaning the judges, children’s authors Gillian Lobell and Josephine Feeney-McKay along with the crime writing duo Nicci French, found it really difficult to choose their winners! Eventually a decision was made and the winners were announced as:

Zin Htut from Brooklands Primary School in Sale, Manchester for the Key Stage 2 category for his piece entitled ‘Shadow of Chernobyl’.

The judges were really impressed by his fantastic use of imagery so we asked artist Arfon Jones to create an illustration for his opening line ‘Under every nuclear plant, there rests a dragon’, which is featured above. You can read Zin’s story here.

Tanya Drobnis from Withington Girls School won the Key Stage 3 category for her story ‘Twenty Year Reporters’.

Tanya’s use of flashbacks made her story stand out for the judges as a really creative narrative. You can read her story here.

Huge congratulations to both our winners who each receive a £50 book token and many thanks to the judges and participating schools.

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