Brighton boy wins 500 books for school

Wilf Jenkins
Wilf Jenkins

A Brighton school boy has won a Sussex writing competition, and won 500 books for his school library.

Wilf Jenkins from Balfour Primary School was one of 10 primary school children across Sussex selected as winners of the ‘Get Lost In A Book’ competition run by World of Books.

The competition, which received over 350 entries, asked the children to draw or write themselves in to their favourite story. Wilf's winning entry featured a scene from his favourite book The Midnight Gang, by author and comedian David Walliams.

The winners were chosen by a judging panel from World of Books – a task which proved particularly challenging given the high standard of entries. Each winner will now receive an individual backpack filled with colouring books, arts and crafts sets, pens and pencils, in addition to 500 books for their school.

Stephen Boobyer, CEO of World of Books, said: “We received so many fantastic entries that really captured our imagination. Choosing just 10 winners proved extremely difficult, but we were particularly impressed with the creativity of the winning entries.

“The competition was all about bringing the excitement and joy of reading to a wider audience, and looking at all the wonderful drawings and stories we received it was clearly successful.”