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Chichester student impresses with creative ‘lockdown’ poem

Students at Chichester and Brinsbury Colleges have been turning to creative writing during lockdown.


Last month, the maths and English teams at both colleges challenged their students to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) for a special storytelling competition.


The students, studying GCSE English, were invited to write 250 words about their take on life in lockdown – with a £25 Amazon voucher as a prize for the best story or poem.


After much deliberating, Kim Turner’s poem was judged the winner.


Kim said: “I was really happy when I found out I won, because I really wasn’t expecting it.


“I felt I had quite a lot to say about lockdown and wasn’t sure how to put it into words, but I was glad when I found out people liked it.”


Lecturer Sarah Stone added: “As we were covering creative writing in our online lessons, we thought this gave our students the chance to put the skills they were learning into practice.


“We were impressed by the standard of entries, but we felt Kim’s really fit the brief of looking at lockdown in a creative way.


“We hope other people enjoy her story as much as we did.”


To read Kim’s poem, please

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