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Berriew youngster wins writing competition

Created on 17/11/2016 @ 08:41
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Two Berriew Primary School pupils have finished first and second in a Powys writing competition held in memory of a former librarian.

Eight-year old Ruby Clarke is the winner of the inaugural Kathleen George Memorial Writing Competition, and her schoolmate Daisy Wood was also runner-up in the same 7-11 year category.

The competition is in memory of the late Kathleen George who was a librarian in Llanwrtyd Wells and Llandrindod Wells for over 20 years.

Children were invited to write a short story of up to 500 words on the subject of ‘magic’, a theme close to Kathleen’s heart. The entries were judged by an independent panel of judges.

Ruby won a £10 book token and Daisy received a £5 token.

Panel judge Lynda Pace Avery said: “We were impressed by the number of entries we had for the competition, particularly in the 7-11 age group and the standard of the children’s writing. I felt privileged to be given a glimpse into their imaginations at work.

“Ruby Clarke’s entry ‘The Competition’ was refreshing and well written, allowing the reader to get involved in the story.”

PICTURE: Verity Ellen Jones (middle), daughter of the late Kathleen George, presents the prizes to the winner of the inaugural Kathleen George Memorial Writing Competition: 7-11 category Ruby Clarke, from Berriew CP School. Also pictured is 7-11 category runner-up Daisy Wood who is from Berriew too.

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