Rosie plays her cards right to pick up prize

Rosie Shotton with her winning artwork.
Rosie Shotton with her winning artwork.

A Seahouses pupil played her cards right to win a national competition.

Rosie Shotton, 12, took top spot in a contest to design a game.

The Seahouses Middle School student won first prize in the Year 7 to 9 artwork category in the schools competition run by the charity Show Racism the Red Card.

The contest attracted entries from 20,000 pupils from all across the UK, ranging from Year 1 to Year 10.

Rosie’s winning entry was a dinosaur-themed card quiz game which involves teams answering questions on anti-racism.

She said she didn’t really know why she picked dinosaurs, just that she likes them.

Rosie was presented with her award at a ceremony at West Ham United in London, hosted by TV presenter Lisa Rogers and former footballer/BBC pundit Leroy Rosenior.

Other school students from across the country were also at the presentation, each coming up with their own innovative ideas to combat racism.

She also got to meet West Ham players Reece Oxford and Sam Byram, as well as Chelsea Ladies and England footballer Gemma Davison.

She said it was ‘really cool’ to meet all of them, and as well as shaking their hands, she got autographs and photographs with Gemma, Reece and Sam.

The competition is held annually and features categories for both artwork and writing.