Kelsie’s creative writing success

Kelsie Hill

A Prior student has been presented with a runner’s up prize in a Teesside University creative writing competition.

Kelsie Hill, 17, a former student of Huntcliff School, was awarded second place in the University’s prestigious Writing Challenge, from hundreds of entries from across the region.

Kelsie’s poem, entitled ‘Aid: Achieving or Deceiving’, discussed overseas aid and international development, a subject touched upon in her A-level Geography studies.

Dr Rob Hawkes from Teesside University said: “Creative writing is a great way to explore a topic of interest. Kelsie’s poem certainly impressed the panel, which was made up of University staff, students and members of our Teesside Literary Society.”

Fran Guzman-Speight, Teacher at Prior Pursglove College, said: “Kelsie is an excellent writer, we are all very proud of her success.”

Kelsie, who also studies Business Studies and Spanish, has received an offer to study Geography at Newcastle University next year.