Courier launches letter writing competition for schools

Writing to the Courier at Holy Trinity Acadamy.
Writing to the Courier at Holy Trinity Acadamy.

A new competition inviting students to express their views through letters to the editor has been launched by the Courier.

A prize of £100 worth of Woolshops vouchers are up for grabs for the best entries, set to be published on a special letters page before the end of the summer term.

Trinity Academy in Holmfield, Halifax, has already signed up to the competition – which can be entered both individually or collectively as a class by high school pupils in the area.

Steve Evans, senior vice principal at the school, said: “A letter to the Editor about a topical local, national or international issue is a great way for young people to consider how they can persuade, inform and communicate their passion for a subject.

“We know that literacy skills are crucial to success in life and at Trinity we have a real focus on helping students to understand how effective oral and written skills will help them to positively influence others and achieve their ambitions.”

Entries for the Letters to the Editor competition should be emailed to olivia.morley2@jpress.co.uk  by Friday, June 7. Please put Letters Competition in the subject box.