What exciting adventures can take place in a greenhouse?
This was the challenge facing pupils from 56 schools, when they were invited to enter a national environmental writing competition run by the Moto in the Community charity.
The greenhouse was to be central to the plot and the short story had to be 200-300 words.
Two year 6 students at the Bewbush Academy, Tye Pinkney and Kasim Hussein, jointly wrote one of the five winning entries.
In their enthralling story the greenhouse became a time machine, transporting children on exciting adventures.
The talented pupils have won the school not only a greenhouse, but also £1,000 to pay for tools, seeds and other materials necessary to get the greenhouse up and working, just in time for spring.
Bewbush Academy headteacher Liz Wombwell was delighted.
She said: “I am really impressed by Tye and Kasim’s achievement, both for them as individuals and also of course for us as a school. Their hard work has benefited the whole school and the greenhouse will be enjoyed by everyone, well done!”
Brian Larkin, chairman of Moto in the Community, was delighted the charity was able to provide greenhouses to the schools of such talented individuals.
He said: “This award is very well deserved, with the pupils working very hard on their story which showed great imagination and teamwork.”
In addition to the school prize, Tye and Kasim have been awarded a small selection of books in recognition of their efforts.