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Poster a winner for Ashton Kenyes primary school pupil
A PRIMARY school pupil has been given every child’s dream after winning a poster competition.
Becky Wilkins, of Leigh, was lucky enough to have a day off school and was given VIP access to all the latest toys at the 2013 Toy Fair last week.
The 11-year-old, who attends Ashton Keynes Primary School, was given unique access to Toy Fair, usually out of bounds to members of the public, which was held at London Olympia from Tuesday to Thursday.
Her design was chosen as the event’s 60th birthday celebratory poster.
Toy Fair, which is the UK’s only toy trade show, invited readers of First News, a newspaper aimed specifically at children, to design a special birthday poster.
Becky’s design was chosen out of hundreds of entries from all over the UK.
Her poster was displayed at the show alongside designs from the last 59 years.
Along with her family, she spent the day getting a first look at thousands of new toys that will hit the shops next Christmas.
Becky said: “I had an amazing time at Toy Fair. It was really cool to see my poster blown up and in the hall as well as all of the new toys.”
This is not the first time Becky has won a poster competition according to her mum, Sarah.
She once got her school access to Westminster in the capital after competing in another competition.
“I think it is every child’s dream, one to have the day off school and then to spend it at a toy fair and being given a goody bag with all the latest toys that haven’t been released yet,” said Sarah.
“We made it a family outing and it was an amazing day, Becky’s poster was displayed big so people could see what she had done.
“We have First News magazine delivered and Becky was reading that and it must have appealed to her when she read about the toy fair.
“She did a school competition a long time ago which she won and she got to take her school up to Westminster, so she clearly has a creative talent.”