Ooh la la! Young poet wins award

Dasha Bogolubova and Qaisra Shahraz.
Dasha Bogolubova and Qaisra Shahraz.

Moorside Primary School pupil Dasha Bogolyubova proudly received an award for writing poetry in French.

The 10-year-old was awarded in the Mother Tongue Other Tongue poetry competition at a ceremony at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The competition was open to children aged eight to 18 to write a poem in a language they are studying at school.

Nadia Waller-Sargent, French teacher at Moorside, said: “I was very impressed with the poems submitted by our Year 5 pupils who were clearly enthused by this challenge.

“We were delighted to hear that Dasha’s poem received a Highly Commended Award in the Years 4 - 6 category.”

Dasha received her award from novelist and scriptwriter Qaisra Shahraz.