We were delighted to receive news that Jessica Bowers, one of our Year 8 students, won the prestigious SASCAL competition this year. The competition takes place every year as part of the Stoke on Trent Literary Festival and KS3 students from all schools are invited to submit two entries. Therefore, Jessica fought off competition from a number of other schools and was rewarded with an invitation to the event itself, where as well as reading her poem aloud, she took part in a poetry workshop and met various authors, as well as Emma Bridgewater herself. Moreover, OMA actually had a further success, with Margarita Sergeja from Year 7 also in the top ten entries. Huge congratulations to both girls! Read their work in our latest newsletter!