Remembering WW1

Awards for winners of creative writing competitions

Spelthorne Council has been holding a series of creative writing competitions to mark the centenary of World War One and recently challenged Spelthorne school students to write a letter set during the War.

Kitty from Riverbridge Primary School and Ryan from Thomas Knyvett College picked up awards for their winning letters at a ceremony held at the Council Offices on 29 March. A further 20 highly commended students also received certificates of achievement.

A book containing all the students' work has been published and a copy has been given to every pupil who took part in the completion. Their work will be on display at an exhibition being held at Spelthorne Museum from 4 - 14 April (entrance is via Staines Library).

Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to the 195 Staines Detachment PWRR Army Cadets for their display at the awards evening.

We are continuing with the war theme with an interactive workshop being held between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday 11 April at Spelthorne Museum. Suitable for children aged 8 and above, visitors will be able to handle genuine artefacts from the Western Front and take part in a logistics roleplay game where participants plan an attack while under fire. To book a place email leisure@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 446433.