Connell Glory for Clara’s Story

Congratulations to Clara (L6, Hn), for winning the Connell Guides Short Story Prize for her story The Bird Cage, which she submitted to the competition during the Summer Term of lockdown.

Clara’s comments on winning the competition: ‘I am very excited about this opportunity and will continue to develop my creative writing skills.’  Clara said that the inspiration for the story came from seeing an old photo of a canary in a cage: she imagined how it must feel to be held captive.

‘Poitiers. France. 1923. I did not want to be here. This visit had been forced upon me like an unwanted present; I had been dreading it for the last twenty years.’  To read the story in full visit

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