The Arooj creative writing competition is part of a project which aims to increase attainment in pupils of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage and is open to all primary aged pupils in Leeds. The aim of the Arooj project is to work closely with the member primary schools with the largest populations of these pupils to help to close the gap in attainment.
The project focuses on raising standards in reading, promoting a love of reading for pleasure with all our pupils and developing the breadth of reading opportunities we provide our children.
This year the children had to write a poem or short story about “My Happy Place”. Two children from Rosebank have been shortlisted for the final. These children are Sedra Ahmed in Hawks and Aga Mustafa in Owls. They were invited to the Civic Hall where they were presented with Certificates from the Lord Mayor. Well done to both of these children. There was a lot of competition and their work was among the best entries!