The winners of an annual borough wide award for children's talent in writing and story telling have been announced.

The Mayor’s Award for Writing was held at Eversley Primary School and hosted by Barnet and Southgate College in collaboration with Enfield Council.

This year the theme for the awards was ‘movement’.

The stories, from Year 5 to Year 8, looked at everything from: growing up, friendships, life-changing accidents to emigrating and environmental issues.

The second award in Illustrated Writing invited pupils from years 3 and 4 to enter a hand written account with illustrations, which could either be factual or a short story.

Barnet and Southgate Principal David Byrne said: “The Writing Awards continue to go from strength to strength.

"It highlights the breadth of talent in creative writing across a number of primary and secondary schools in the borough.

"Congratulations to all those nominated.”

Gwyneth Hamand, learning consultant for enrichment and progression from Enfield Council said: “We have been delighted with the success of the writing awards this year.

"The imagination, effort and passion shown in all of the stories is an inspiration to us all.

"Thank you to all of the Enfield primary and secondary schools that took part and a huge congratulations to all of our young authors.”

The judges for both awards included staff from Middlesex University, Barnet and Southgate College, Bowes Primary School and Enfield Council.

In total 117 entries were received from 16 Enfield schools and the top six prizes went to:

1st PLACE - YEAR 8

Frankie Ratcliffe for ‘When I Grow Up’

From The Latymer School

1st PLACE - YEAR 7

Gurkiran Duggal for My Name is Echo

From Southgate School

1st PLACE - YEAR 6

Hannah Forrest for Movement

From St Michael's Primary School

1st PLACE - YEAR 5 

Lucien Esenbel for FIRE!

From Worcester Primary School

1st PLACE - YEAR 4

Tobias Ramen Christensen for a Formal Letter to the Editor of the Yorkshire Post

From Highfield Primary School

1st PLACE - YEAR 3 

Aliza Tahir for The Cow Who Got the Mooves

From Walker Primary School