At the end of 2020, Miss Rodgers entered Saint Bede’s pupils into a competition run by Pearson called 'Everyday Hero', in which the pupils had to write a story about a hero in their lives, real or imaginary.
After returning to school after the Christmas break, Miss Rodgers was notified that Ethan's Little Babcia, My Hero story has been chosen as the North West winner in Pearson's My Twist on a Tale: Everyday Heroes writing competition.
The judges were blown away with his story and out of the thousands of entries Pearson received, Ethan's story is one of just 15 winning stories!
Ethan's story is now with the design team and is being compiled with the other winning entries to be made into a book. Once the book is launched, a PDF version will also be uploaded to the Pearson website for all to read.
Here is a short snippet of Ethan’s story:
The village, Plawna lies in the south east of Poland near the Ukrainian border. The village is stunning with only a hundred houses or so, a river, a train track, one shop, one school and various members of our family scattered in different houses in the village. I rubbed my eyes and stepped out onto the balcony and reminded myself of how beautiful the fields and hills were as I had been here so many times before. The tiles on the floor of the balcony were burning my feet in the hot midday sun like a burger on a griddle. As I ran inside off the hot tiles my mum shouted up to get ready as we were going to see Babcia, which means grandma in Polish.