Bingley Grammar School

KS3 LORIC Competition Launch

On Friday 6th December Mr Foster and Mrs Cartledge launched a LORIC challenge, a historical fiction writing competition in the Yr 7 assembly.

LORIC CertificatesFirstly Mr Foster spoke about LORIC and explained to the Yr 7s how it builds on other areas of personal growth which compliments their academic lessons. Mr Foster went on to show students our new LORIC ties which students can earn by achieving all their LORIC certificates and badges. Mr Foster encouraged students to get their LORIC goals agreed with their form tutors and start aiming to earn a LORIC tie.

Mrs Cartledge then went onto explain the historical fiction writing competition which is open to all Year 7 and Year 8 students. 

Today Mr Foster and Mrs Cartledge have delivered the same assembly to our Year 8s and we hope many of our students get involved and take part.

Can you bring the past to life?

Historical Fiction competition

We would like to encourage our emerging writers and historians to write a short historical fiction story of their choice. One of the key attributes of historical fiction is that it has a convincing setting in a past time and place. You can set your story in ANY period or place in the past, so the story can fit in with and extend any historical topic you may be studying or have studied in the past. 

IMG_5605 webWinning students in year 7 and 8 will each receive a relevant LORIC badge and a voucher prize for the best story. There will also be a prize for the best fictional character in a convincing historical setting.

What are the judges looking for?

  • Historical accuracy – even down to the choice of the names you give to your characters, and any props you use in the historical setting
  • riveting read with a good plot!
  • convincing story - i.e. is it plausible that these events and/or this character could have existed at the time?
  • Use of historical knowledge to feed the plot, context and character
  • Effective use of historical vocabulary and literary conventions, including where dialogue is included in the story
  • Creative and interesting perspectives of story-telling.

Entry Rules

  • Entry is open to all students in year 7 and 8.
  • Entries may be word-processed or handwritten
  • The story may be illustrated
  • There is no word limit, but remember this is a short story and not a novel!
  • Entries must be received before Friday 10th January

Our panel of judges are really looking forward to reading your stories so why not start thinking creatively and get writing!

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