Aspiring authors publish work for charity

A GROUP of young aspiring authors who turned their hand to writing have published a book of short stories in aid of Cancer Research.

A GROUP of young aspiring authors who turned their hand to writing have published a book of short stories in aid of Cancer Research.

The collection, by year 8 pupils at Rosemary Musker High School in Thetford, titled A Picture Tells a Thousand Stories, was sold to pupils, staff and the public.

Class teacher Laura Ballantyne said: “Everyone has to learn about and write short stories at school, but we wanted to give our work a real purpose.

“Therefore we decided that rather than just write stories, we would publish them for a real audience, and do something for charity in the process.”

The stories are based on four pictures that were chosen to inspire students to write their stories, which to be a maximum of 200 words. Students were hoping as many people as possible bought the book and �60 was raised.

Ruby Manir, 12, said: “All ages will enjoy this book. It's got completely different stories for everyone.”

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Her classmate, Shannon Hobbs, 13, agreed and said: “They are all different - they are unique.”

James Barrow, 13, added: “I like all the sudden attention. It makes me feel like I have a sense of purpose.”