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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties


KS3 and KS4 English students were invited to take part in a national writing competition.

The students were given the theme: ‘Unsolved'. They had to write a mini saga (a story told in just 100 words) inspired by the crime or mystery genre. We had many fantastic entries and every student really considered their choice of vocabulary and the conventions of the genres. Here is one engaging entry that really demonstrates the high standard of the entries our students produced: 

Unknown- by Millie Maye, Year 11

She ran; coat flailing behind her like bat wings. Smokey mist all around. Head throbbing, heart pounding.

What happened, think damn it, think.

Concussion striking.

There was …. a big guy.

On her hands there was blood.

She checked for wounds, there was none. The blood didn't belong to her.

Footsteps behind her, she ran faster;  away from the unknown predator.

There was ….. a body, I was kneeling?

I killed, no no I wouldn't, think, what happened?

A guy, with a club!

Head burning.

Victims body: mangled and distorted!

Did I do this, did I really do this?