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Schoolboy from Preston scoops Lakeland Trophy

Posted on - 4th August, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Lea, News
Lindeth Howe’s General Manager, Tony Holden, with marketing assistant Danielle Hardy and the Wordsworth Trust’s Poet in Residence, Zaffar Kunial

Lindeth Howe’s General Manager, Tony Holden, with marketing assistant Danielle Hardy and the Wordsworth Trust’s Poet in Residence, Zaffar Kunial

A Preston schoolboy scooped the ‘Haiku at the Howe’ 2014 trophy.

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It’s a special poetry award created by the Lindeth Country House Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere, the Lake District.

The hotel has great literary connections. Its location is where an extended property once owned by the mother of author Beatrix Potter  stands. Beatrix wrote and illustrated two of her famous Tales there – the Tale of Timmy Tiptoes and the Tale of Pigling Bland

The hotel has Beatrix Potter memorabilia on show in its rooms.

Jack Elan, from Lea Community Primary School in Preston, won the top prize by wowing the judges including guest judge – Zaffar Kunial – who is the Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust.

Zaffar and the judges selected Jack’s haiku from among the others received from children across the country, because of its fresh approach and unique angle on life in the Lake District.

Jack’s three-line entry read: Waterfalls tumble, Lovely giant mountain views, Rabbits wrinkle up – winning him the hotel’s haiku trophy and afternoon tea at Lindeth Howe.

The haiku contest was arranged to continue Lindeth Howe’s associations with literature.

Marketing Manager at Lindeth Howe, Clare Bateman, said: “The judges loved Jack’s fresh take on the Lake District and the joy that his haiku expresses. We hope he will take pride in his award and come and visit us soon.”

“We thank Zaffar Kunial for giving up his time to come and help us judge and identify the young literary talent of the future.”

More details about Lindeth Howe can be found at http://www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

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