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Ruby Merrick takes District title at Rotary Writing competition

Ruby Merrick takes District title at Rotary Writing competition

A young creative writer is celebrating after achieving success in a prestigious Rotary Club competition.

Ruby Merrick, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, emerged as the Regional and District winner from the Rotary International Britain and Ireland Young Writers’ competition, and her entry will now go on to the overall final in the hope of gaining the national prize.

Classmate Martha Hind was awarded the runner-up spot in the regional stage, while Ella James and Dylan Lloyd-Bloom were presented with highly commended certificates for their efforts.

A host of Prep School pupils sent in pieces for the competition, which required them to write a story or poem on the subject of Reflection.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “The feedback from the local judges was that they were impressed with all the entries, and particularly how imaginative our young Rydal Penrhos writers are.

“Congratulations to Ruby on her outstanding achievement, and to Martha, Dylan and Ella on securing high finishes.”

Prep School head Roger McDuff, added: “This is a truly outstanding achievement from Ruby, who has one again showed just what a brilliantly creative mind she has.

“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled with her accomplishments so far and wish her the very best of luck in the overall final.”

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