8th October 2019 — An Exeter School pupil’s work has been shortlisted in The BBC Young Writers' Award 2019. Lower Sixth Former Eleanor Clark’s short story, Insula, made it to the final five.
Eleanor attended the award ceremony where she met BBC Radio One’s Katie Thistleton and author Kiran Millwood Hargrave of The Girl of Ink and Stars - both of whom were judges.
She also attended a workshop on Virginia Woolf delivered by the University of Cambridge and was able to learn more about studying English Literature at university.
Eleanor is interested in pursuing this when she leaves Exeter School and her long-term ambition is to write professionally in some capacity or other.
Eleanor’s story is an evocative coming of age story about a young woman who is making a journey away from the safety of the island community where she grew up. It can be listened to online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2Cw8SJ3SH3hxMqD2dblmrdr/the-bbc-young-writers-award-2019-winner-announced