Marist Girl Wins National Writing Competition
Marist pupil Grace Hilgemann aged 10 was presented with her prize of an iPad Mini for winning first place in a national writing competition run by ‘First News’, an award winning weekly newspaper for children aged 7-17 (weekly readership of over 2 million readers).
The competition asked entrants to write a piece answering the question, ‘If you were the Prime Minister for a day, what three laws would you pass?’ Grace’s imaginative ideas included replacing cars with llamas and parents to be obliged to buy giant gummy bears for their children every week! Grace’s prize also includes £300 of Oxford University books for the school.
Headteacher of the Marist Preparatory School Jenny Finlayson commented; ‘I am absolutely thrilled for Grace, she is a very talented writer and fully deserves this wonderful prize. She will be sending a copy of her suggestions for the three laws to the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, for implementation!’ Watch this space!