Sarah’s bats about Beatrix
Published at 16:19, Thursday, 01 April 2010
A BUDDING young writer from Corbridge is to have her work put on display after winning a national competition with her version of an untold Beatrix Potter tale.
Nine-year-old Corbridge First School pupil, Sarah Lock, (pictured) was named under 11s winner in a competition launched by The Bat Conservation Trust for her colourful story The Tale of Robinson Bat.
The competition invited young people to use their imagination to pen the opening paragraphs in Beatrix Potter’s style, using one of the author’s enchanting illustrations – which was never used in a story – as inspiration.
Sarah’s story, which was inspired by visits to climbing huts on the shores of Buttermere Lake with her grandfather, Norman Haighton, will be on display at the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter Gallery in Windermere, Cumbria until April 18.
The charity, the only one solely devoted to protecting bats and their habitats in the UK, was inspired to launch the competition after coming across an unpublished watercolour of bats painted by Beatrix Potter. This led many to believe she may have had a bat tale in mind after all.
Katie Lock, Sarah’s mum, said: “We noticed the competition on line before Christmas and Sarah has always enjoyed writing, so she gave it a go.
“We got a phone call just last week to say she had been selected out of all the under 11 entries in the country, as the winner.”
The family is now planning an Easter holiday visit to the Potter museum to view Sarah’s work in situ.
And Sarah and her classmates will also receive a range of batty prizes, including a bat detector.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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