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Pupils reach finals of writing competition

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Pupils reach finals of writing competition

LOCAL pupils Harriet Fowler, Jimmy Keaty, Gabriel Lordon and Lauren Vinten have made it through to the finals of the national STABILO Young Journalist of the Year competition.

The pupils all attend Sutton Valence Prep School. The entries were chosen from more than 270 entries and the winner will be announced in August.  

The writing competition, which is run by STABILO in association with First News. The winner will receive a column on First News’ website and products for every member of their class.

Harriet  (11) said: “I was so excited to hear that I had been shortlisted as Young Journalist of the Year. I went to the Natural History museum at Easter and was really moved by the extinction and endanger of so many animals. I am so happy that my article about the black rhino has been chosen and I am proud to have come this far.”

Jimmy (10) said: “I am very interested in nature and love animals. We had a bee swarm arrive in our garden just after I found out that I had been picked and we got our local bee keeper to come and collect the swarm and give them a nice home. I want to go to university and become a biologist and would love to study plants in the Amazon rainforest that might cure diseases.”

Caroline Ridges, marketing manager at STABILO said: “We had hundreds of entries and here at STABILO, we’re always really keen to develop young writers and get children handwriting!”