Maddy’s passion for people wins out

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TALENTED schoolgirl Maddy Egan is celebrating after her literary prowess was recognised in the Write Human Rights schools competition, run by campaign group Liberty.

The nationwide contest asked entrants to write a short piece of poetry or prose inspired by any or all of the Articles within the Human Rights Act.

Maddy, who attends Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School in Princethorpe, picked up her prize – a signed certificate and book tokens – at the prizegiving ceremony in London.

Maddy, who was a runner-up in the four to ten-year-old category for her entry The Tour of Human Rights, said: “I really like writing – I love coming up with ideas.

“I was so amazed to hear I was a runner-up. Receiving the certificate was the best – I was just very, very proud.”

Judges Anthony Horowitz, Ali Smith, Simon Prosser and Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti were on hand to present the winners and runners-up with their prizes, including hundreds of pounds of book tokens.

The contest was split into two age groups – four to ten years old and 11 to 16 years old.