Actor, comedian and writer Miles Jupp will be in Peterborough on Friday the 27th of January to inspire and reward the creating writing efforts of Peterborough pupils.
Year 6 pupils at eight of the city’s primary schools have been taking part in an exciting writing competition, which was launched earlier this month by the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and the Jack Hunt Learning Trust. Pupils were challenged to write an original story of less than 500 words on a subject that they are passionate about.
Miles Jupp, who is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust, will present the winners with certificates and books at a special ceremony at Jack Hunt secondary school. As well as one overall winner, he’ll also award the top entry from each of the eight participating primary schools.
The competition was launched to encourage pupils to write for enjoyment and to help prepare them for the transition from primary to secondary school. Many of the Year 6 pupils who took part will be attending Jack Hunt School from September.
Miles will also talk about how he approaches the process of writing, share his experience of moving to secondary school and answer questions from pupils. He said:
“I’m really looking forward to joining the celebration event and meeting these talented Peterborough pupils. Writing is a brilliant way for young people to express their ideas and emotions – I hope I can help to inspire them to continue writing and to enjoy it.”