Congratulations to Dari Kotlarsky who is now a published author. Dari was one of a small number of Crackley Hall’s Junior 6 pupils who have been working with Mrs Spillane on extension activities in English. The pupils studied different types of Christmas poems and were asked to identify what they liked and disliked about them before they all wrote their own poems.
Dari entered her poem into the Write Christmas 2017 competition and her work was chosen to be one of the top 50 poems compiled into a Christmas book.
Jenny Shrimpton from Democracy, the company organising the competition, said, “We received hundreds of entries and the standard of writing was exceptional. Please pass on our congratulations as this is a huge achievement! Our judges had some very tough decisions to make. They wanted to stress how impressed they have been with the creativity and standard of writing.”
Mrs Spillane commented, “The children wrote their poems in our very first extension session and I am delighted that Dari’s work has received such recognition. Her poem will also feature in the next edition of The Minnacle, the Princethorpe Foundation’s magazine that showcases exceptional work from across the Foundation’s schools.”
Dari, who is also Head Girl at Crackley Hall, will be presented with her own copy of the book in Assembly next term.