PUPILS at a county secondary school channelled their creativity for an event to mark International Literacy Day.

The global theme of this year's event was 'the digital age' and so for one hour all pupils at Kingstone High School put pen to paper to write about their favourite songs – in particular those which held a special significance to them.

A whole range of genres were celebrated from as students chose songs which inspired them, reminded them of family losses or just made them feel happy.

A winner and runner-up were chosen from each year group as well as, for the first time, an overall winner who will be awarded a new literacy trophy marking Kingstone’s participation in the event.

All the winners will also be treated to a lunchtime pizza session organised to celebrate their literary successes.

This year’s winners were Millie Crapper from year seven, Jade Spencer in year eight, Carys Bevan of year nine, Ozra Tilbury in year 10 and Kati Massey from year 11. Kati was also the overall winner with her choice of Wherever you will go by The Calling.

The winning entries can be seen on display in Hereford Library in Broad Street in the Young Person’s section of the library.