AN imaginative young writer has won £1,000 worth of children's books for his school library after entering a writing competition.

Tom Walker, 11, a pupil at Bexton Primary School, has been hailed as a gifted author.

Author Tim Allman, who wrote Max Takes A Stand, judged the competition.

His fun series is about a boy called Max and his mission to make the world a better place. Children were challenged to come up with their own version of his book.

Tim, who was very impressed by Tom's entry, said : "This fast-paced story showed great imagination with some surreal moments and was great fun to read."

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Bexton was one of 57 schools across the country selected to take part in a competition run by Moto in the Community Trust, a charity set up by the Moto Hospitality service area provider.

Jill Sach, deputy head at Bexton Primary School, said “We’re thrilled that Tom has been given the recognition for his hard work and writing talent. He truly deserves it. "We’re very proud of all the children who took part and it has been lovely to be able to find opportunities continue motivating children with their writing despite the recent restrictions.

"The books from Oxford University Press will be a welcome addition to our library resources.”