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Penwortham retirement complex runs short story competition for local primary school

Posted on - 27th March, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Competitions, Penwortham, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble News
Sophie Pennington
10-year-old Sophie won the competition

Students at Penwortham Primary School have taken part in a short story competition organised by the Hardwick Grange Retirement Living development in Cop Lane.

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Winner Sophie Pennington aged 10, and runners-up Ronnie Wilson
aged 5 and Oscar Guo aged 8, each received a National Book Token to help encourage their love of reading.

Deborah Bond, Marketing Executive at the development’s owners McCarthy Stone, said: “The enthusiasm and confidence from the children in telling their stories has been great fun to witness.

“We thoroughly enjoyed reading through them all, and although it took us a long time, every single one of them was a delight. We have some very talented writers in Penwortham, and it was hard to pick just one winner.

“We want to say a big thank you to the pupils and teachers at Penwortham Primary for taking the time to share their creativity with us.”

Hardwick Grange in Penwortham features 30 one bedroom and 21 two bedroom apartments, available for the over 55s.

Read more: Independent living scheme for over 55s opens in Ingol

This isn’t the first competition the retirement complex has run – in 2018 the public were asked to submit names for the development.



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