Search

Budding authors awarded certificates at Stratford’s Discover centre

09:17 05 August 2014

Young authors and illustrators were awarded certificates by Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales

Young authors and illustrators were awarded certificates by Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales

Archant

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham awarded certificates and prizes to budding authors and illustrators from across the borough at Discover Children’s Story Centre.

The writing and drawing competition for children aged 6-11, involved the youngsters creating stories and drawings inspired by Discover’s current interactive exhibition for families, Secret Agents – Spy Academy. They were given the first paragraph of a spy story written by Hollywood screen writer and author Andy Briggs (Tarzan) as a starting point for their own stories.

The entries were then judged by Andy Briggs, Charlene LcLean, councillor for Stratford and New Town, and Eleanor Butler from Discover. The inventive and brilliant illustrations and stories won prizes including free family passes to Discover, signed books from well- known authors and illustrators and goodie bags. In the category for 4-6-year-olds, the winners were Bridgit Urumbath (Gold), Jannah Chowdry (Silver) and Hafsa Khatsun (Bronze). For 7-11-year-olds the winners were Fazley Nafees Nirob (Gold), Maya Ahmed-Reed (Silver) and Aziza Khanom Miah (Bronze).

The competition is in conjunction with free entry for Newham workers and residents to Discover from July 28 to August 13 which has been made possible by the Mayor of Newham and Newham Council. For the third year in a row, during the summer holidays Newham residents have been able to visit the popular storytelling children’s museum on Stratford High Street for free as part of the Newham Reading Guarantee.

It was introduced in 2011 by the Mayor to help primary school children from five to seven-years-old improve their reading. The scheme is part of Newham’s Every Child programme, which complements traditional learning to ensure children and young people have a good mix of academic and social education. Discover supports the programme by providing inspirational learning and literacy opportunities for Newham children, teachers and parents.

Sir Robin Wales said: “The Discover Children’s Story Centre supports our Newham Reading Guarantee, the biggest reading programme of its kind in the country. Reading is the gateway to learning and enjoyment and is vital in ensuring our children have the best chance possible of fulfilling their potential. We must all work to support children in their learning and we hope families will take up this excellent free offer.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Brenda Lawley selling poppies  in Morrisons Stratford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Step into a station, supermarket or shopping centre in the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Day and chances are you’ll come across a poppy seller.

Yesterday, 11:57
A computer-generated image of the phase two development from Barking Road

Months before its completion, the second phase of a major housing development has sold all of its homes.

Yesterday, 11:30
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Yesterday, 09:57
Firefighters on strike at East Ham Fire Station last year

Firefighters are now on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Most read news

“Space is hard and today was a tough day.”

One pilot is dead and another seriously injured after the craft exploded over the Mojave desert.

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket came down in the Mojave Desert in California. An eyewitness reported that the craft exploded in flight after ignition. A Virgin Galactic spokesman said the […]

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition