Peter Andre congratulates budding Plaistow writer

Plaistow schoolgirl Erin Day Bosworth got to meet popstar Peter Andre at City Hall this week who congratulated her on a story she wrote about Newham.

Over 200 primary schools were invited to write stories about their borough for the “Welcome to My Borough” competition organised by the Mayor of London and Transport for London.

Erin won it for Newham and she attends the Kaizen Primary School in Elkington Road.

Peter Andre, who has given his backing to the Mayor’s literacy programmes, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and everyone that took part in the competition. As a father myself, I think it is important that our kids practise reading and writing every day and the stories the winners have come up with show what great imaginations they have and what an inspirational city London is.”

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: “This fabulous competition gets young Londoners out and about exploring our wonderful city, equipping them with the skills and imagination they need for the future and encouraging them to be fit, healthy and independent.”

A part of the Big WoW project (Walk once a Week), nearly 6,000 pupils from primary schools all over the capital performed a walking relay, carrying the Olympic torches from 1948 and 1956 through their boroughs.

The children were then asked to write creatively about what they had seen on their travels.

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Leon Daniels, Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “It’s clear from the stories that the pupils enjoyed their walks and learned more about their local surroundings. There is so much to discover in London on foot and by walking more, children are able to increase their road safety awareness.”