Emma Wins Prize!
selected the winner of our summer holiday competition,
George Plumptre and Michaela Strachan made their way
to Ash Vale to present the prize, as George describes
The most difficult thing about running a competition
is choosing a winner and when we got to that stage with
our summer holiday competition we had a really hard
decision to make.
It was great to see how many different pictures of George
our entrants liked, the variety of garden animals, flowers,
birds and bugs you all knew - and drew, quite beautifully
- and to see the jobs you wanted George to come and
help with in your own gardens.
In the end our winner,
8-year-old Emma Carson, from Farnborough produced what
we thought was a fantastic combination and this is what
won her first prize. So, a couple of weeks ago, I set
off with Michaela Strachan, clutching the first prize
cheque of £100 and framed certificate, to Emma's school,
Holly Lodge Primary School in Ash Vale, near Aldershot.
We had a superb reception from Emma, her family, Mrs
Norman the headmistress and only about 200 of Emma's
friends at the school. When we asked how many people
knew Michaela from The Really Wild Show we got a full
show of hands and she answered loads of questions about
her favourite animals and exciting experiences filming
around the world.
Then it was time
for a session with the photographers before we had to
leap in the car and drive back to London, after Emma
and her friends had assured us that they would ALL enter
the competition again next year.
Runners up prizes will be sent out shortly, and are
selected from a range of books and interactive CD-roms
by the publishers of fantastic non-fiction, Dorling
reprinted with premission from Greenfingers.com