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Amelie Surridge who attends Nook Lane School in Stannington collected first prize in Stannington Library’s Magic Words writing competition for her story The Battle for Heatropolis. Second prize went to Mahli Sutton of Bradfield Dungworth School and third to Ava Dibben, also of Nook Lane. Prizes were awarded at Saturday’s Stannington Story Festival.
Robon in the Dark Ages, a comic book created by Kamran Young, now of Bradfield School, was selected for a special creativity award by the competition’s organisers.

Magic Words competition winners Mahli Sutton (left), Amelie Surridge and Ava Dibben.
Kamran Young collects his special award from competition organiser Phil Warhurst.

STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited