Write to the editor and you could win £100 in vouchers

These students at Ryburn Valley High School ' including Nat Wood, 14, right ' have already entered our competition
These students at Ryburn Valley High School ' including Nat Wood, 14, right ' have already entered our competition
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A new competition inviting students to express their views through letters to the editor has been launched by the Courier.

A cash prize of £100 in Woolshops vouchers is up for grabs for the best entry, to be published on a special letters page before the end of the summer term.

Nat Wood 14 letter wrting at Ryburn Valley High, Sowerby.

Nat Wood 14 letter wrting at Ryburn Valley High, Sowerby.

Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby is the latest to sign up to the competition – which can be entered both individually or collectively as a class.

Lisa Holloway, one of the school’s English teachers, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Ryburn’s students to stand up and have a say about things happening in their local community. Lots of our students have different interests and views so it would be a worthwhile experience for them to express these formally.”

Year 8 pupils Maia Worthington and Callum Bruce said: “This is a great chance to highlight issues or praise things/people in our community. We don’t get the chance to express our views often – it’s normally the adults who do that, especially in a newspaper! As young people, we have chance to make a difference.”

Entries for the Letters to the Editor competition should be emailed to olivia.morley2@jpress.co.uk by June 18. Please put Letters Competition in the subject box.