Lynne Featherstone MP selects winner of writing competition

Winning entryRoela Mehmeti aged 11, has been announced as the winner of Lynne Featherstone MP’s Democracy Week writing competition after fierce contest from some of Hornsey and Wood Green’s brightest writing talents.

The Alexandra Park School student was selected as the winner of the competition where students from local secondary schools got to explain what they would do if they ruled the world for a day, for her entry on the need for more love and stronger families. (Click on picture to see the winning entry.)

Roela will now get the chance to see what being an MP is really about, as she will shadow Lynne Featherstone for a day in Parliament.

The winning entry was chosen from an impressive range of thoughtful contributions from secondary schools students across Hornsey and Wood Green, and Lynne Featherstone has also given special commendations to eight exceptionally well-written entries.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“Roela’s has written a beautiful and inspiring piece that really pulls your heartstrings. It tells of such a fundamental and essential thing as the need for people to have families who love and support them, and how more love in our society would mend many of its ills.

“Reading the entry, I was grabbed by it’s depth and message, especially from someone so young, and for that reason I feel Roela is a very worthy winner.

“But the decision was not an easy one. I have yet again been gob-smacked by the amazing range of imaginative, wise and funny entries- we really have a treasure of talented writers here in Hornsey and Wood Green, and that makes me very proud!”

Democracy Week competition launch at local school

Democracy Week at Alexandra Park SchoolTo mark democracy week and help kick start discussions in local schools about politics, Lynne Featherstone MP launched her mini-writing competition at Alexandra Park School last week.

The Hornsey and Wood Green MP helped students in a year 7 class brain storm on the essay topic ‘what I would do if I ruled the world for a day’. Lynne has invited students from all local secondary schools to join in, and the winner will get the chance to see first hand what politics is about by shadowing Lynne for a day in Parliament.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“The idea behind having a democracy competition was to help local schools debate issues around local and global problems and the role politics plays in dealing with them.

“Every time I have the privilege to meet students in local schools and hear their thoughts on issues, I am amazed by the insight and thoughtfulness of their comments- and today was certainly no exception.

“Hopefully I’ll receive entries from across the constituency- I’m getting ready for some serious food for thought!”