Congratulations to Jessica Matthews, sponsored by Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peters Rotary Club on becoming Young Writer of the Year!

A superb effort from Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St Peters drew over 200 entries covering all age groups to their club round of the Young Writer of the Year Competition. The club winners are pictured above with actor Robert Lindsay.

Their efforts were rewarded by some excellent entries and having their Senior category winner, Jessica Matthews, scoop the national prize. (Jessica is pictured immediately to the right of Robert Lindsay)

Olympic Ideal inspires Jessica to win top Young Writer Award

Jessica Matthews, a student at Chalfont Community College in Buckinghamshire, is celebrating this week after winning the Rotary Young Writer Competition (Senior Category). 18 year old Jessica, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter, wrote an enthralling short story about participation in the Olympic Games, capturing both the excitement of the competition and that of the contestants.

Jessica  received her trophy and prize of a Cross pen, courtesy of sponsors AT Cross, at the RIBI Conference in Bournemouth where her writing was put on show for all to enjoy.

Jessica is planning to go to University to pursue her interests in writing and Journalism, and the visit to the RIBI National Convention at Bournemouth was perhaps a short and well earned distraction from the rigors of studying for