Win with Words 2018 Heritage Story Winners

Win With Words

Win With Words

The Win With Words writing competition final was held at Remuera Library on 29 August 2018. Year 7 and 8 students from 11 local Remuera schools submitted hundreds of entries. The creative writing programme and prizes are sponsored by Westpac, Remuera Business Association, Orakei Local Board and Remuera Heritage. Rosemary Tisdall, children’s literature specialist, donated her time as the overall judge of our stories again this year.

During Term 2, the Orakei Local Board sponsor a three hour writing workshop, taken by a children’s author, for a number of students from each local school. This year the workshop was taken by well-known children’s author, Stacy Gregg, who also attended the prize giving and was delighted to read out excerpts of stories written by students who had attended her workshop.

This year’s heritage winners were Finn Houghton, Remuera Intermediate, year seven – with Saved By A Cookie and Charlotte Holt – Lady Grey, Remuera Intermediate, year eight. Congratulations to the winners.

Photos courtesy of Remuera Library. Charlotte is 5th from the right; Finn 6th from left of second photo.