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Brentwood pupil named Kip McGrath Education Centre's 'Dream a Big Dream' south east regional winner

Apr 09, 2013

So what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut, an author, a Nobel Peace Prize winner?

This is the question Kip McGrath Education Centre asked during its recent national writing competition, 'Dream a Big Dream'. Open to children aged 9-14 years old across the UK, entrants were asked to write about their dreams for the future, whether it is becoming a vet, flying to the moon or becoming Prime Minister.

With the results recently announced, we are delighted to announce that Joe Cuthbert from Brentwood has been named as the south east/eastern regional winner in the 12-14 age group. Joe, who wants to become a royal marine and serve his country, was thrilled, not least because he was also presented with an iPad Mini, courtesy of his local Kip McGrath Education Centre in Shenfield. 

"It is great news to win the regional competition for my big dream, it was a real surprise for me,” Joe said. “Getting selected is brilliant news and my family and friends are delighted for me!"

More than 200 Education Centres took part in the competition, with many offering writing workshops for local school children. 

Shenfield Centre Director, Schulk Meyer commented: “All young people should be encouraged to have a big dream. By working with aspiring children everyday, Kip McGrath teachers experience first hand the potential children have to do great things.

“The schools that really impressed me in their response to the competition were Hogarth Primary, who inspired the whole school – not just the 8-11 year olds who are allowed to take part – to think and write about their dreams, and the sheer enthusiasm of the Year 6 students at Hutton All Saints.”

Centre Director of Kip McGrath in Ashford, Kent, and part of the regional judging panel, Sally Fisher, explained, “The quality of entries that we received from the region were of a very high standard and it was really inspiring to read about the big dreams of young people across the south-east. However, Joe is a very worthy winner and on behalf of the judges I congratulate him.”



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