A SCHOOL boy has been awarded a special prize for his poetry after his poem touched the heart of a competition judge.
Ewan McCracken, from Mugginton Primary School, wrote a poem called ‘Mugginton’ and entered it into the John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People.
As judges were looking through the poems, Ewan’s caught the eye of the daughter of former Poet Laureate John Betjeman who the competition is named after.
Competition trustee Julie Beck-Richards, from Derby, explained: “When I heard from Candida Lycett Green, one of the judges of the competition, that a little boy from Mugginton School had touched her heart with his entry I just had to find out more.
“I jumped at the chance to present a little something to Ewan as I live in Derby and know Mugginton, so I am delighted to be presenting a book of Betjeman’s Poems which Candida has personally dedicated to Ewan along with £20 of book tokens.
“I told Ewan to keep on writing and hopefully he may inspire his friends at home to write poetry too.”