Regent’s primary students in the running to be the next J.K. Rowling

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On 1 November, 48 primary students from The Regent’s School Pattaya will take part in National Novel Writing Month with the ambition of becoming published writers and perhaps the next J.K Rowling!

Students from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, aged 7 to 11, will work independently over the month of November to achieve their word count from set targets and qualify their final book to be published.

Year 4 and Year 6 students stand proudly with their published novels (2012).Year 4 and Year 6 students stand proudly with their published novels (2012).

Assistant Head of Primary, Karyn Walton commented, “It is amazing to see children as young as 7 have the ambition and skill to take on such a challenge. In previous years National Novel Writing Month has been an activity only the most able children have participated in, whereas today we have so much interest and ability from across the board that we have opened the challenge to all as part of our High Performance Learning Programme.”

In recent years the National Novel Writing Month has been very successful for the school’s primary students, with one Year 6 student writing and publishing a novel of 20,000 words.

Head of the Primary School, Nonie Adams commented, “National Novel Writing Month is one of many activities in which our students are encouraged to push themselves beyond their immediate comfort zone. We are incredibly proud of all our students for taking on a challenge that would test most adults and we can’t wait to see the final results!”