Grace is favoured to pay poetic tribute to Queen
A POEM penned by a young royalist from Macclesfield has been chosen to be sent to the Queen as part of her 90th birthday celebrations.
The ‘Poem for Her Majesty’ competition was organised by the Rotary Club and attracted more than 400 entries from seven to 17 year olds from across the country.
But it was eight-yearold Grace Bailey Rushton’s verse that impressed judges and was chosen as one of the 17 final poems to appear on the card for the queen.
Grace, who is a pupil at Ashgrove Academy, entered her verse into the competition run by the Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle.
It was then chosen as the official entry for the Rotary District 1285, which covers Cheshire East, Manchester and the Isle of Man.
Alec Johnston, from the club, said: “The winning poem drawn from all the clubs in the area was Grace from Ashgrove academy submitted by the Rotary club of Macclesfield Castle.
“The Poem from Grace together with one Poem for every other District in RIBI will then be sent directly to H.M Queen Elizabeth.”
●● Rotarian Mary Grant with Grace Bailey Rushton