These six kids are the spookiest writers in Walker and Hazelwood Schools - and that's official. Their stories were selected by an expert panel from 200 entries in the Palmers Scream Spooky Stories Competition.

The six winners were chosen by a top-drawer judging panel made up of three well-published authors, a national newspaper sub editor, a past Chair of the National Literacy Association, an ex-schools Inspector and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. The panel were enormously complementary of what they had read and you can judge them too; you can read all six stories at www.palmersscream.uk/stories (but you might find it difficult to sleep afterwards!)

Part of the winning experience was to hear from a Professor who specialises in the belief in witchcraft, magic and ghosts; the very same professor who is currently editing the Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic.

Does anyone know why we hear of ghosts and witches in London but not fairies? These winners do. Well done to them all.

This October Palmers Green will be the centre of a new movement The new-Halloween, Treats without the Tricks; will be a Halloween based on Fun, Light and Giving. Find out more at the Palmers Scream website.

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