AN eight-year-old Worcester school pupil and budding author has won a prestigious citywide writing competition.

Daisy Jenkinson’s short story ‘My inspiration…to get to Hollywood’ came out on top in Worcester Severn Young Writers junior ‘up to 11’ category earlier this month.

The King’s Hawford School pupil was then invited to attend a Worcester Severn rotary club meeting, where she read out her story for members.

Her mum said she was “delighted” with her daughter’s achievement.

“She was informed she had won the competition and asked to attend the Worcester Severn rotary meeting at Worcester golf and country club on Thursday evening (February 7),” she said.

“She read out her story to the judges and members and was then informed she had also come runner up in the district wide rotary club young writers competition.”

Daisy was given a certificate and book vouchers and then whisked off to an awards ceremony in Gloucester – where her work was on display – and was given a second certificate.

Competition entrants were asked to write a short story based around the theme – ‘My inspiration’.

Daisy’s story tells of her ambitions to make it in Hollywood, featuring clever twists and turns and plenty of humour.

Judges Rod Griffiths and Tony Judge were full of praise for the story.

“Amusing story about a case of mistaken identity,” wrote Mr Judge. “Well-structured and written, without any unnecessary material.

Mr Griffiths said: “Excellent. Clarity, humour, style, a good twist.”

Mrs Jenkinson said the District 1100 competition includes 29 rotary clubs across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Monmouthshire, Bristol and Somerset.

Referring to the district competition, she said: “She was narrowly beaten by an older girl from Nailsea.”