The results of my latest Clever Competition for Primary School Kids are out!

September 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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And what a TERRIBLE time I had judging this competition –because your stories were all so good!

Your stories took me on the most exciting journeys through China, from the Forbidden City in Beijing to the Great Wall of China to the Silk Road to Dunhuang – and beyond to Mongolia, India and even Australia! I met famous historical characters such as the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang and the great maritime explorer Zheng He, as well as magical beings like witches, pirates, dragons, fairies and ghosts. There were princesses of every description, from kind and clever to greedy and cruel; from cheeky to moody to ugly to beautiful. Some were artists, others were scientists; there was even a princess rabbit! Your talking frogs were all wonderful characters: some wise and kind, others greedy and ambitious; some royal, some cursed, and all of them quite magical. Then there were the rams, which were usually clever and sensible and very wise, but on occasion very silly and sometimes even evil! As you can imagine, I had a lot of fun reading about them all!

This time, there were 36 entries from 16 different schools in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney! The standard was very high, so it was very difficult indeed to choose the six finalists in each age category. Special congratulations to outstanding writers Emily Davis, of Grade 2, Arden Anglican School in Beecroft, Sydney, overall winner of the Grades 1 to 3 Category, and Warren Cheong of Year 5, German Swiss International School Hong Kong, who was overall winner of the Grades 4 to 6 Category.

Go to my Clever Competitions page above right away to read all the winning entries – you’re in for a treat!

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