A total of 79 students from Years 6 to 8 at Chantry Middle School and Technology College accepted the challenge of taking part in the 2017 Rotary Writing Competition for the Morpeth area.
The title this year was Reflection and Simon Foley and Michael Duffy, who judged all the entries, were not only very impressed by the number, but also by the quality and depth of the writing.
They found reading all these entries interesting, exciting and entertaining by turn and they said the range of responses was remarkable from such young people.
First prize in the junior section went to Jack Kirby and second prize was awarded to Charlie Street.
Sienna Howard won first prize in the intermediate section and second prize went to Robert Parker.
All entrants received a certificate and the winners and runners-up received book vouchers, with the winning entries being forwarded on to the Rotary District section that covers the North East.