Rob Soldat short story competition

Hay History Group will be running the first annual children's story writing competition on March 26th at Clyro Primary School.

This event will be run in conjunction with Clyro School's celebration of World Book Day (held later as World Book Day tends to clash with St David's day celebrations!)

Author Jasper Fforde will be running a workshop in Clyro School with year 5 & 6 pupils, looking at short story writing, the craft of story-telling and ways of writing your local landscape and history into your stories. These themes have been chosen to pay tribute to Rob Soldat, in whose memory this competition has been created.

Prizes have been provided as a result of a fund in memory of Rob Soldat - with Thanks to Haydn Pugh in the Backfold for organising the prizes.

The stories that the pupils produce during the day will then be judged over the Easter holidays and the prizes will be announced in the first week of the term after Easter.

Hay History Group hopes to roll this event out to further schools next year  - tif anyone would like to help with this then please do get in touch on