Year 8 student Farah Abdel Rehman - who volunteers as a student librarian - entered her short story, ‘The Shadow In The Darkness’, into the BBC’s 500 words competition. The challenge involves young people aged between 10 and 13 writing a story that contains no more than 500 words.
Her hard work has paid off after finding out she’s been shortlisted into the final 5,000 entries – beating 125,000 other stories to make it to this stage of the competition.
Stockport Academy Librarian Mr Clarke said: “Farah’s story tells of a terrifying encounter in the night and is both a gripping and descriptive read.
“She’s done brilliantly to get this far and we are all extremely proud of her achievement.”