A TALENTED King’s Ely Junior pupil who loves reading and writing has come second in a national story-writing competition for children.

Emily Oldham (13) entered the Chapter One Promotions competition after being inspired by a creative writing class she attended at her school last term.

Emily’s entry, entitled Mistaken Identity, was a chilling tale of an encounter with a ghostly figure in the night, which led to a terrifying revelation.

Head of King’s Ely Junior, Richard Whymark, commented: “It is wonderful that Emily was so inspired by the workshop she attended and went on to write such a gripping story for the competition. We are very proud of her.”

A spokesperson from Chapter One added: “We were inundated with some amazing, well-thought out stories – it was hard to make a final decision.”

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