Fractured Fairy Tales Competition - our finalists!

A few weeks ago, Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) launched a ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’ competition for students across all its nine schools.

The idea was inspired when students from our School of Science and Technology Maidstone (SST) were set a task to write their own 200 word story which took a classic fairy tale and added a twist, changed characters, or made it more modern.

We had so many amazing entries but our five finalists in each category - primary and secondary - have now been chosen by a panel of judges! You can read them here:

Primary Finalist Stories

Secondary Finalist Stories

The winner from each category will be chosen after the Easter holidays, by VIAT's CEO, Julie Derrick, and will receive a prize of a £25 Waterstones gift card for their brilliant efforts!

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