TALENTED youngsters have collected their awards for prize-winning efforts in subjects as diverse as creative writing, chess and draughts.
The Blyth School Community College’s annual creative writing competition, organised by staff in the English department, this year had a war theme.
Entries were judged by Open Learning Centre (OLC) staff on their originality and quality of writing.
The gold award was presented to Year 7 student Callum Robinson for his thought provoking poem War of all Countries.
Silver went by Jack Mellon for a descriptive piece, My War Story, with bronze going to Carrie Wilson for her contribution My War!, a moving story of a personal fight to overcome multiple problems.
As runner-up in the draughts tournament, Carrie turned out to be a near double winner, being pipped to the post by Abbie Fowler, who received the cup and a certificate.
Winner of the annual chess competition was sixth former James Scott, with Year 10 student Rickie Maughan runner-up spot.
In presenting the awards, headteacher Bridget Knowles congratulated all winners on their achievements and thanked OLC staff for the variety of activities they organised for young and old alike.