Wesllway student Mayeesha wins Anne Frank writing award

A 12-YEAR-OLD student from Wellsway School in Keynsham has won a county-wide creative writing competition.

Mayeesha Mohammad beat off competition from hundreds of young writers aged nine to 18 in the Somerset Anne Frank Awards.

The contest involved a piece of writing based on the Anne Frank quotation: “We can’t control our destiny, but we can control who we become”.  It was judged by the author Wafa Tarnowska.

 Mayeesha’s piece was the overall prose winner and was said to reflect “maturity not often seen in a young person”.

Three other members of Wellsway’s Rising Stars group were also successful: Daisy Gilmour, second in the Key Stage 3 section,

Hannah Macmillan, third in KS3, and Ariana Layton all received ‘highly commended’ certificates and copies of The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank.

The girls and their families attended an awards ceremony at Wells Cathedral for the 110 finalists from across the county and were rewarded with a celebration breakfast with headteacher Rob Pearsall.

Mayeesha is pictured top with her award and, below, with fellow successful Wellsway School students, from left, Hannah Macmillan, Daisy Gilmour and Ariana Layton