Cerys Shanks has recently won the Orwell Youth Prize with a climate-themed story about Blackpool.

Runshaw Student Cerys Shanks, who is a current second year student studying A Level English and Classical Civilisation, wrote a short story based on the concept of the Fylde Coast going underwater due to climate change, and won a prestigious national award for political fiction.

The short story was highly praised by the judges. Congratulations Cerys! You can read the full story by the Blackpool Gazette by clicking here.

Cerys Shanks