Pupil bags lego contest prize

Madeleine Hudspith, a year 5 pupil who won a National Competitionsub
Madeleine Hudspith, a year 5 pupil who won a National Competitionsub
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A pupil at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Todmorden is celebrating after she was one of 10 runners-up in a nationwide Lego competition.

Madeleine Hudspith, a Year Five pupil, was thrilled to be one of the runners-up after writing and illustrating a storyboard featuring two of the characters from the new Lego film.

The Master Builders Competition required children to reate a story about characters Emmet and Wyldstyle, using a setting from or inspired by the movie. Contestants had to include speech and thought bubbles along with a descriptive summary.

Madeleine’s grandparents and older brother Ryan came to a special Easter celebration assembly where she received her award.

Madeleine’s younger sister Niamh, also a pupil at St Joseph’s, was having an operation at Leeds General Infirmary at the same time after being in hospital for the last six months undergoing treatment for leukemia.

St Joseph’s are holding a charity event on May 18 from 11am-1pm to raise money for Candlelighters, a charity for fighting children’s cancer in Yorkshire.

Claire Lomax, a parent governor, has donated from her contacts with Disneyland a goody bag for Niamh which was also presented to the family outside the school.

Maria Cooper, St Joseph’s headteacher, said: “It is fantastic that a pupil from a small school in Todmorden can reach such heights competing with thousands of entries from all over the country.

“We are so pleased for her.”