Coleg Cambria learner Jessica Edwards, 16 from Mold has been awarded first place in the Daniel Owen Writing Competition recently.
Jessica, who studies A levels at Deeside Sixth Form Centre at Cambria, along with fifteen of her fellow students engaged in the enrichment activity with the author Branwen Davies, through an ongoing successful collaboration with the College and Theatr Clwyd.
The stimulus for the competition was ‘What peace means to me’. From this session, Jessica created a wonderful short story told from the perspective of a young soldier in WW1.
Jessica felt she wanted to take the concept from the ‘Pipes of Peace’ Song by Paul McCartney. She won her age group (under 17 years) and this has given her the position of Associate Young Writer with the Theatre.
Drama and Theatre Studies Lecturer at Deeside Sixth Form Centre, Carolyn Davies-Moore said:
“This is an amazing achievement. Jess meets regularly for ‘scratch nights’ where they look at their new writing and discuss how they could be improved or how they could function as a performance or script. It’s given her a really great experience.”