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St Martin's School in Northwood celebrates success in creative arts comp
ST MARTIN'S School in Northwood has once again achieved success in a creative arts and writing competition.
The school, in Moor Park Road, was among several taking part in the annual Haileybury School Festival of Arts.
In the first three years of the contest, St Martin's was crowned the Best School for Creative and Imaginative Thinking.
Now in it's fourth year, the competition, held on May 14, was based on the theme of Africa and judged by author Beverley Birch.
Pupil Marcus Kang (pictured) claimed first prize in the year seven and eight category for his entry, entitled The Multicoloured Beasts of the Rainforest.
He said: "I felt a sense of sheer excitement at having my own composition read out in front of such a large audience."
Head of English, Linda Flynn, added: "Marcus used an evocative style in his depiction of the multi-coloured beasts of the rainforest, with some interesting twists."
More than 150 pupils from the school also took part in Walk to School Week, accompanied by their teachers.
They completed a half-mile walk from Green Lane car park in Northwood, finishing at St Martin's School.
Ms Flynn added: "The school council is encouraging boys to walk to school if it is safe and practical to do so. All of the boys enjoyed themselves and began their day feeling alert."
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