St. Martin’s Ampleforth pupil, Sebastian Grace age 11, has won the Year 5/6 category in the Simon Beaufoy Short Story Competition. Sebastian’s story ‘Destiny’ was described as ‘outstanding’ by the judge, poet and writer, Wes Magee. The final of the competition was held on Monday 19th March at Malsis School.
Sebastian read his story aloud to the audience which he did with his usual aplomb and he was awarded the winner’s plague, a fountain pen and a £50 book voucher for the school.
Sebastian was one of five finalists in the competition from St. Martin’s Ampleforth. Alice Hunt, Verity Fullerton-Smith and Isabella Fox all received Highly Commended for their stories.
Simon Beaufoy is the Oscar winning screenwriter whose films include Slumdog Millonaire and the Full Monty. The short story competition is held in Simon Beaufoy’s honour and was represented at the final by his father Mr. Roger Beaufoy.