Teddington School pupils win two awards

NewsTeddington School is proudly celebrating two recent achievements.

Lara Denaro, 16, from Teddington School has been awarded the lofty title of London’s best young crime writer. Her story “The Phone Box” beat 200 other entries to win the London region of the National Young Crime Writers Competition.

Her story tackles the hot issue of knife crime and will now go forward to join 14 others in the national final to be decided during National Crime Fiction Week (ending on 20th June)

Also flying the flag for excellence at Teddington School is Polish-born 14 year-old Julia Zajac who has been praised by judges for innovative use of materials that included a protractor, earphones, safety pins and a plastic lid.

She has won the London College of Fashion’s annual national jewellery design competition despite only moving to Kingston four years ago and overcoming language difficulties. Her winning piece is an owl-shaped necklace and won the Fashion Hidden Treasure competition.

Julia wins a place on a jewellery workshop at this college and an invitation to its Fashion Design Technology Graduate Show in London.

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