Story competition success for Rose Court’s young writers Tuesday 12 July 2016 General Rose Court Oxford Reading Tree is 30! Millions of children have learned to read with the help of Floppy the dog and his humans Biff, Chip and Kipper, and now the latest generation to grow up with the books has had the chance to write their own stories about these well-loved characters. Over 4,000 children from all around the world entered the Oxford Reading Tree’s 30th birthday competition, rising to the challenge of writing a new 12-page Biff, Chip and Kipper adventure. The stories were judged by author-illustrator team Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta, and the efforts of our own pupils at Rose Court were rewarded with two prizes. After learning about the Fire of London, Y1 children were inspired to create an adventure about Samuel Pepys based on the Magic Key adventures. Amna Talha’s exciting story about escaping the fire in a boat on the River Thames was one of 12 entries to be selected as a winner in the 5-6 year old category. Y2 children chose to write a class book about an African adventure, and 2SA were among the 18 prize-winners worldwide for their class story in the 7-8 year old category. Amna and 2SA will have their stories made into real printed books that they can keep and treasure forever.