Wimborne Youngster has Eyes on the Prize for School Library

A creative six-year-old from Wimborne is celebrating after winning a charity competition to design a book cover with a superhero theme in which the main character wears magical super-powered specs.

Matilde Cabell, who is a year one pupil at Wimborne First School, won £250 book vouchers for her school’s newly refurbished library.   She also received a collection of children’s books and a notebook with her design on the front, in the national competition organised by Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care.

Youngsters were invited to submit their entries with all entry proceeds from the £1 suggested donation going to Alzheimer’s Society.

Cyndy Czarnokoza, branch manager at Scrivens on The Square, Wimborne, said: “Alzheimer’s Society is our chosen charity, and this activity was a fun way to engage children and raise awareness of its work.

“This year’s competition was also themed to encourage children to show their creativity by showcasing the power of spectacles with a superhero theme.  Matilde came to us because she was struggling to read her books and see the board at school, so not only has she gained her ‘superpower’ with new glasses, but her colourful and imaginative design was truly out of this world.”

Matilde loves to draw and read, so she was both surprised and thrilled to have won the Scrivens competition.

Mum, Ilaria Lorenzon, said: “Matilde saw the competition when we visited the branch for her eye test.  She always gets her colouring pens out after school and was keen to put her creative skills to the test.  This is the first time she’s entered a competition, so we are all incredibly proud of her and sharing in her excitement.”

Scrivens is supporting Alzheimer’s Society for a ninth successive year. There is evidence of a link between uncorrected hearing loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  Family business Scrivens was established in 1938 and has 169 branches. For more information visit www.scrivens.com