We are thrilled to announce that English students Aiden Hunt, Eryn McDonald, Aoife Britton-Cooke and have been chosen as finalists for the Frank Moran Young Writers Competition.

This prestigious, annual writing competition is run by Liverpool Anthenaeum. It attracts entrants from across the North West, who are aged between 16 and 19. Our students entered by submitting a piece of fiction or non-fiction about a subject they were passionate about. The winner’s prize includes a year’s membership to the library and £1000 prize money.  Aiden, Aoife and Eryn have done extremely well to reach the final eight!

Carmel’s three finalists attended a reception at The Athenaeum earlier this week. They enjoyed drinks and canapes, before having a tour of the ornate library. Our students now have until 29th March to submit their final task: a 1500-word piece of original prose on a subject determined by the competition judges. They will attend a final reception at the Athenaeum on 16th April where the winner will be announced.

English Tutor Nick Williams said “I am extremely proud of all three of these amazing young writers. This is a prestigious competition with a fantastic prize, and any one of them would be a thoroughly deserving winner. Not only are they talented writers who are infectiously enthusiastic about the art of writing, they are also brilliant students all-round.”

We wish them the best of luck!

Visit the course section of our website to find out more about studying English at Carmel.

Pictured left to right
Aiden Hunt (West Derby School), Eyrn McDonald (Kirkby High School), Aoife Britton-Cooke (St Mary’s College)