Are you made of the write stuff?

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Entries are being invited for a handwriting competition organised by the Rotary Club of Buxton and the Buxton Advertiser.

The contest is open to Buxton children of primary school age and it is hoped that the local infant, junior and primary schools will encourage their pupils to take part.

There will be an individual competition for each age group from year one to year six, with children being asked to copy a poem of their choice on to a plain piece of paper.

The length of the poem will vary according to age, with up to six lines for years one and two, up to ten lines for years three and four and up to 12 lines for years five and six.

Each school will select the best two pieces of handwriting from each year group and these will be on show at the Rotary Club of Buxton Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar at the Octagon in the Pavilion Gardens on June 6.

Entries will be judged on the morning of the fair, with judges looking for regularity of style and clarity in the writing: no preferences will be given to a particular style.

Winners and runners-up in each age group will be presented with prizes that have been generously donated by WH Smith.

The fair is open from 10am to 4pm on the day and admission is free.