Child in class

British Council

 The Commonwealth Class Story Writing Competition for Teachers invited entries for fictional stories for children from teachers around the world. This edition focused on the theme of ‘Belonging’. Shortlisted entries were judged by the former Children’s Laureate and multiple-award winning British author, Anne Fine.

Out of 130 entries,Ngozi Razak-Soyebi from Zamani College, Kaduna Nigeria came second overall with her fascinating story called ‘There’s always a first time’ which depicts struggles of an abandoned street child in Nigeria. 


Also in the top ten are:

  • Olamide Aluko (6th position) from American Christian Academy.
  • Peter Brown (8th Position) from Thomas Adewumi International College.
  • Vera Obiakor (9thposition) from Government Secondary School, Kubwa, FCT Abuja.

To learn more about the competition and read the stories click here.

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