Young YEP readers put pen to paper for festive story writing comp

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Young Yorkshire Evening Post readers have put pen to paper this Christmas as part of our festive story writing competition.

We asked youngsters across the city to tell us the true meaning of Christmas as they used their imaginations to create a wonderful wintry tale.

Youngsters had to write a story using the introduction below: “Snow had started to fall and everywhere was covered in white. It looked like a truly magical picture-perfect scene. Emily peered out of the window and something caught her eye.”

And today we showcase some of your fantastic entries before revealing our winner later this week.

Jamie Shirt, 13, West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

Snow had started to fall and everywhere was covered in white, it looked like a truly magical, picture perfect scene. Emily peered out of the window and something caught her eye.

Over the road, on the neighbours roof was a round man with a snow white beard. What on earth was he doing?

The moon shone on to the gold sleigh and it glowed like a bright light.

Emily shielded her eyes and blinked she thought she was dreaming, but it was real Saint Nick was here!!

Emily put on her slippers and crept out of the house into the fresh snow, she peered into the front room window.

He was gently pulling out of his sack beautifully wrapped presents with bows on top. Their eyes met!

Suddenly Emily was in the golden sleigh with St. Nick who was telling his eight reindeers to fly. Emily flew around the world helping St Nick to give out the presents.

Cecile Finnerty, 13, West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

Snow had started to fall and everywhere was covered in white, it looked like a truly magical, picture perfect scene.

Emily peered out of the window and something caught her eye.

A polar bear she had so carefully built of snow that morning had moved!

She stared at the blanket of snow and she could see paw prints leading to her front door!

“This can’t be happening” whispered Emily. “I must be dreaming” Emily pinched herself “ouch!” no she was awake!

Emily crept downstairs and she opened the door slowly and she saw lots of presents! But there were wet paw prints leading to the kitchen.

She followed them all the way to the fridge. Opening the fridge door, Emily saw the bones which was all that was left of her mum’s salmon starter for the Christmas meal the following day! Emily looked over towards the glittering Christmas tree and there, underneath the decoration branches was a super soft cuddly polar bear toy with her name on. Emily thought she might be imagining it but the bear seemed to have a very full round tummy and a secret smile on his face.

Kyle Higgs, 14, Priesthorpe School, Pudsey

Snow had started to fall and everywhere was covered in white, it looked like a truly magical, picture perfect scene.

Emily peered out of the window and something caught her eye. She saw a round glowing red light at the bottom of the garden on the path and she noticed some mysterious small round footsteps and half an eaten carrot.

Emily followed the footsteps to the bottom of her garden, where they vanished into the forest. Suddenly the air was filled with the sound of bells and the rattle of a sleigh as it appeared on the edge of the woods. The red light slowly began to rise into the night sky and Emily realised it was Rudolph’s nose. Surprised and happy Emily turned and ran back towards the house.

“Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas” echoed across the sky.

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