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Alfred Huberman Writing Competition


Congratulations to Lewis Shears, Lillie Grace Roberts, Olivia Linton and Robbie Nicholson whose entries were all highly commended in the Alfred Huberman Writing Competition. Out of almost 500 entries from 11 different schools, our students did extremely well and the judges were impressed with the quality, stating that they were "strong individual voices which had something to say”. Each commended student will receive a signed copy of the book by Arek Hersh 'A Detail in History', together with a certificate. (Arek was one of the child Holocaust survivors who came to Windermere).

Lewis Shears’ commended piece:

I’m scared.  What’s going on?  I’m on a bus I don’t think it’s a regular bus. It’s taking me to a small camp.  I can’t see my dad or mum.  Where are they?  Strange men give us clothes and tell us to put them on.  So I do.  I walk out onto a courtyard and men take a bunch of us to go to a box.  It’s just a shower they said, it’s just a shower.  Stones dropped from a hole in the roof popping sounds sizzling, sounds like gas. It’s gas

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