Yate school's spine-chilling tales go into print

December 28 2021
Yate school's spine-chilling tales go into print

PUPILS from a Yate school have seen their mini-horror stories published in a book.

More than 50 children in Year 9 at Brimsham Green School have written work for the book, called Spine Chillers 2021: Nightmare Tales and published by Young Writers.

The book is descried as a "collection of 100-word mini sagas that fit into the Gothic/Horror genre". Students wrote their stories in full and then had to condense them down into just 100 words. 

Brimsham Green's KS3 co-ordinator for English, Monique Earle, organised a competition in the school to select the most truly terrifying tales.

She said: "Aspiration is one of our values at Brimsham Green School and this is a perfect example of how Brimsham students can aspire to achieve anything they set their minds to.

"Writing concisely is a skill that so many of our students worked hard on in order to reap the reward of publication.

"Many of the published students were working remotely at the time due to Track and Trace, so their independence is to be applauded.

"We have ordered some copies of the book for the school so that we can continue to both read them and celebrate them in years to come!"

Lottie Cordy (pictured above) wrote a story about a boy who grew up in a town haunted by tragedy.

She said: "Being published in the book made me feel so happy as I didn’t know that people liked to read my story writing. My mum bought a book which made me feel proud as my mum thought it was a great story.

Kyle Goff (below) wrote about a boy who is in his house alone at night and "hears strange noises that he can’t escape from".

Kyle said: "Having my story published in a book made me feel extremely proud of myself. My mum and step-dad were also really proud and they bought three copies of the book!" 

Head teacher Kim Garland said: "I am so proud of our Year 9 students who are now, officially, published authors. In total, a third of the Year Group have achieved this, which is impressive!

"I really hope this is just the beginning of students discovering their passion and talent for creative writing."