Yarm Prep School pupil becomes published at age six

A PUPIL has become a published writer.

Yarm Preparatory School pupil, Lottie Lane, six, is celebrating her achievements after being named one of the winners in a Young Writers competition.

Lottie’s prize is to have her work published in the book, ‘Young Writers: The Adventures of …’, which is due to be released on May 17.

The Young Writers competition was open to children aged five to seven and aimed to inspire pupils to plan and write their own story. Pupils could star in their own story, or write about someone, or something that interests them.

Lottie wrote her story, The Girl and The Polar Bear, after learning about the North and South Pole and the effects of global warming on the habitat of one of her favourite animals, the polar bear.

Lottie said: “I am very proud that I have won the competition and will have my work published in the Young Writers book.

“I had a lot of fun writing my story The Girl and The Polar Bear, and I am really looking forward to other people being able to read it.”

Bill Sawyer, Head of Yarm Preparatory School, said: “We are all very proud of Lottie for being a winner in the competition, and it’s a real achievement to have her work published at such a young age.

“Entering competitions like the Young Writers is a fantastic morale boost for our pupils, and helps to encourage creativity in subjects they excel in.

“When the ‘Young Writers: The Adventures of…’ book is released, we shall have a copy on display for other pupils to read and enjoy Lottie’s fantastic piece of work.”

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