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Westbrook Hay Screenwriter wins PQA competition.

One of our Year 5 pupils, Meredith Ryder aged 9, has recently won the PQA (Pauline Quirke Academy) National Screenwriter Competition for her script "A Monster in the Fridge".  The competition was open to ages 7-16 across all of the UK.

Meredith was presented with her trophy by Pauline Quirke at a red carpet event at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square.

In January she will be working with Gary Lawson and John Phelps (scriptwriters for "Birds of a Feather" and "Tracey Beaker") who will help her develop her script further.  It will then be shot as a short film and entered into nationwide film festivals.

In addition, the movie that Meredith appears in 'Jellyfish', which has been impressing the judges at international film festivals, has just secured theatrical release in the UK - so we can see her on the big screen (Meredith however won't be able to see it as it's rather grown up!).