One of the winners Lyra Cummings. Pictures: Ian Burt

Two young writers have won the West Norfolk Academies Trust (WNAT) Jubilee Story Writing Competition.

  Open to all students at the 11 schools within the Trust, Daisy Stapleton in Year 7 at King’s Lynn’s Springwood High School, won the senior category with her entry “The Mix Up” and the junior winner was Lyra Cummings, of Heacham Junior School.

Daisy’s entry suggested the monarch may not be what she seems, the true Queen having been kidnapped as a baby and replaced with an imposter.

“I thought of the idea, because the Queen is a very valuable person in Britain and I thought it would be a crazy thing that could never happen,” said Daisy, who would like to be scriptwriter and film director one day.

“I loved doing the competition, and it was amazing to have the opportunity to write about the Queen for her Jubilee. 

“I think she’d be a little bit confused about my story if she read it, but I think she’d enjoy it.

 “I was very shocked when I found out that I’d won as I’m dyslexic and have really struggled with writing.

“I’ve had lots of help though, and to win a writing competition is amazing,” said Daisy.

Lyra, a Year 6 student at Heacham, penned “The Queen’s Jubilee Story: Through the Eyes of a Corgi”, relating the adventures of one of the Queen’s pets as it raided the royal kitchens.

“I was very surprised and excited when I heard that I’d won. People said they were really proud of me and that they thought the story was really good. 

“I think the Queen would like it too, as I know she likes corgis,” she said.

The winners were chosen by Lady Dannatt, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, from 25 entries received from students across the Trust’s primary and secondary schools.

The budding writers were asked to create a story of no more than 500 words on a jubilee-related theme.

The winners each received a commemorative platinum jubilee coin.