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Progression Into Independence Students Win Creative Writing Competition

City of Bristol College’s Progression Into Independence students put their artistic skills to the test by entering this year’s Creative Writing competition and were over the moon to find out they were the winners in the Group Category. The students, who study in two groups at the College’s Ashley Down Centre, were tasked with creating stories around a selection of given images and decided to write them based around a pirate-theme and the adventures of a toy cat around college.

The pirate-themed story took shape using the ideas of each and every student, asking questions such as Who? What? Where? Why? How? And When?

Students had lots of fun and really got creative with their ideas. They even came up with the mischievous idea of having staff eaten by goblin sharks!

The group involved in the creation of the cat story used real-life props, in the form of toy animals, to bring it to life and help them visualise what could happen next. Each student was able to take a photo of the toy cat in a scene they had chosen within and around the college grounds. Students thoroughly enjoyed creating their final piece and got to put various communication and technical skills into practice while doing so.

Both groups have been awarded with gift vouchers, as well as their very own certificate of achievement. If you would like to read their stories, you can find them and the winning entry of the Individual Category by clicking here. They’re very much worth the read.

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