Two school children have been named as the national winners of Royal Mail’s Young Letter Writer of the Year Competition which was developed, promoted and run by iChild. Iris Ferrar, ages 9 from South London, won the Under 11 age group and Amelia Cunliffe, age 11 from Bolton, Greater Manchester, was the winner of the 11-14 age group. Each child wins £1,000 in vouchers and also £1,000 for their school. They were awarded their prize by TV presenter Helen Skelton.
Iris and Amelia’s entries were among almost 100,000 submissions from children aged 4-14 years old across the UK in response to the question: ‘What is your dream job?’ Entries were received from almost one in five (19%) secondary schools and nearly one in four (23%) primary schools.