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Stamford: Malcolm Sargent pupil Lola wins third place in BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition with story about a fly




An imaginative tale about a fly has bagged a schoolgirl third place in a national BBC writing competition.

Lola Butler, aged 10, was inspired to pen her story ‘Shoo!’ after coming across one of the dead insects and examining it under a microscope in her Stamford home.

She has now entered the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition four times so was over the moon to receive a call from presenter Zoe Ball live on air.


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