STUDENTS at Flixton Girls School have been dispalying their creztive writing skills in a competition run by the school.

'Chillerfest' challenged the pupils to write a short story, article or poem in the vein of their favourite horror authors.

The event spanned the school week prior to half term, and the top three winning entrants were read out to all form groups so the whole school could celebrate their achievements.

lenge and variety to the task.

Mr Owen, learning resource centre co-ordinator and Chillerfest organiser, said: "There were so many entries, it was really difficult to pick my top three, so I’ve had to separate them into distinct categories. Very well done to all those who took part and particularly the winning entries."

The winning entries received a £10 Waterstones Gift Card each and the winners were Thamara Ahmad for best short story; Simran Kaur for best poem and Sam O’Connor took the 'judges choice' prize.

Simran said: "It was a great competition that allowed me to use all my imaginative skills."

Sam said: "I really enjoyed writing my piece in my preferred Gothic style as a way of expressing myself."