SCHOOL pupils had the chance to test their creative literary skills in the latest Rotary Young Writer Competition.

Salisbury and Amesbury Rotary Club’s Young Writer Competition challenges youth aged seven to 17 to engage with creative writing and enter their own written work (500 words) to be judged by local authors and teachers.

Running now for more than 10 years, pupils from Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls Academy, Newton Tony Primary, Salisbury Cathedral, Sarum Academy, The Stonehenge School and Amesbury Archer Primary School signed up for the competition, and were challenged to write focussing on the theme My Inspiration.

The competition is split into three categories - Junior (7 to 10 years old), Intermediate (11 to 13 years old) and Senior (14 to 17 years old), with participants striving to reach district level.

Winners included Jordan Markham, who was runner up at district level, Hannah Moser who won the local senior category, and Teagan Worrall who was runner up in the local senior category, all from The Stonehenge School.

Rotary coordinator, Clive Barnwell said the number of entries in the senior category this year was "pleasing", adding: "This competition has been successfully organised by the Salisbury and Amesbury Rotary clubs for over 10 years.

"Whilst there were fewer entries this year the standard was very high. Thanks are expressed to all those who were involved and entered this year."

For more information about the next Rotary Young Writer Competition, visit the Rotary Great Britain and Ireland website.