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Children Primary School Writing Competition Awards

19th July 2022

Our popular Primary School writing competition has had another successful year..

Children are our future,  our work to protect and enhance this county is for this generation and the next and the next….

The theme on this year was “What I love about North Yorkshire”, where children were challenged spend time in North Yorkshire over the Summer Holidays and once back at school, write about what they love about our beautiful countryside.

Age groups have been set to allow for all participants to have a fair chance at winning and have equal skills as their peers. These consist of KS1 and KS2

The main aim for the competition is to allow young people to explore some of the amazing country side that we see everyday and creativity to develop their writing skills.

The over school winner was judged by David Rose, the CPRE North Regional Chairman.

'I think for the quality of the writing (and the number of submissions) at Key Stage 2 St Mary's RC Primary were best. It was such a pleasure to read the entries in the CPRENY competition and so encouraging that children demonstrated their appreciation of living in such an attractive part of the world. Yorkshire truly is a special place''
David Rose, the CPRE North Regional Chairman

Our Chairman, Jan Arger, visited the winning school -St Mary’s Primary School to present them with their winning cheque and certificate .  Jan also had the honour of presenting 2 other awards to Jessica the KS2 winner and Max, who received a High commended award from the judges.

Photos by John Bleakley
Photos by John Bleakley


Key Stage 1 Winner

Enid’s fantastic entry about Whitby from Western Primary









Key Stage 2 Winner

Jessica from St Mary’s , not only was her story very descriptive of the area, she clearly enjoys exploring the countryside and beaches and provided lots of handy facts and tips about visiting the area.
























Highly Commended Awards: 

Key stage 1:

  • Burton Salmon school – Jessica
  • Husthwaite Primary – Niamh
  • St Mary’s primary –Max

Key stage 2:

  • Husthwaite – Rhys
  • Western – Mathilde
  • Burton – Ruby

Congratulation to everyone who took part across North Yorkshire.

We have just launched 2022-2023 school writing competition – “What I love about my countryside”

Well done to all winners from – 2018-2019 ,  2019-2020 and 2021-2022.

Photo by John Bleakley