Croydon girl runner-up in national writing competition

Kerit Donsanjh

Kerit Donsanjh


A 10-year-old girl from Purley, Croydon has beat thousands of other entrants to come runner-up in the National Young Writers Award competition. The young writer, Keirit Dosanj, entered The National Young Writer’s Award with the rest of her class from St David’s school in Purley.

The competition is for children under the age of 14, they had to submit a 500 word story on  the subject “Around the World”  to be judged by children’s author Cressida Cowell,who wrote “How to train your dragon”. This year, over 15,000 children submitted stories. The judges were impressed with Keirit’s story which was about two children who could travel the world through a book.

When she found out how far she had got, Keirit said: “I thought they’d made a mistake”. While her mum Ravinder said: “I’ll be honest, she was just doing it herself. I think it’s a great idea. Her school is really encouraging.”

After winning this award, she is now entering several other writing competitions aspiring to be an artist or a published writer in the future.



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