‘CONNECTIONS’ was the theme of the 2019/20 Rotary Club’s Young Writer Competition, of which creative talent all across Salisbury was recognised and celebrated.

Covid-19 did not stop budding writers competing in the annual competition, which challenges pupils to test their storytelling abilities. 

Salisbury Rotary Club, which sponsored and supported local schools in the competition, has since been celebrating the achievements of students.

Kiera Chesterman and D’Arcie Maria Higgins from The Stonehenge School gained first and second place in the senior category. 

There was further success for Stonehenge School and Breamore Primary School in the intermediate and junior Categories.

In the 2020/21 competition there was even more celebration for the Salisbury branch, as Ellie-May Walker from Newton Tony Primary School, pictured, became the district junior category winner, and Layla Robertson from Sarum Academy the district intermediate winner.

Salisbury Rotary Club said: "Congratulations to all the winners and successes and good wishes for this year.

"The pandemic created particular difficulties to all the schools in this area, some worse than others, especially when you are relying on remote learning. 

"Some schools were reluctant to become involved in the competition or later withdrew. However, some of  the regular schools were happy to compete.  We offered them full support throughout."

There will be an exhibition in Salisbury Library commemorating the club’s centenary in February of next year, which will include a feature on this competition.

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