Rotary Club Young Writer Competition Success

Year 10 Student, Daniella Pink, is already an award winning writer after penning a story entitled ‘What a difference that made on my life’.

The RIBI National Young Writer Competition is a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI) and sponsored by Cross Pens. It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage development of writing skills, as well as inspire students to write with imagination and creativity.

Daniella’s story was entered into the regional competition to represent The Ilfracombe Academy along with entries from other schools across Devon and after winning both the local and district rounds in her age group, stormed through to the national final.  Up against 18 national finalists from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Daniella emerged victorious and took the winning title of RIBI National Young Writer 2014.

Angela Walsh, Head of English at The Ilfracombe Academy said “we are delighted such a great piece of writing has got the recognition it deserves and demonstrates the diverse artistic talents of our students. We are all very proud of Daniella representing The Ilfracombe Academy in such a positive way.”

A senior representative from RIBI (Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland) will present Daniella with her award at the Academy’s annual Presentation Evening on 17th July at The Landmark. The stories from the winning writers will be published in Rotary magazines.

Click on the link below to read Daniella’s story:
What a difference that made on my life

Daniella Pink and Teacher Carol Gibson

Daniella Pink and Teacher Carol Gibson