Milton Keynes schoolgirl scoops prize for saying what her hometown means to her

Taylor Wimpey - Fulbrook School - Millie Barber 2
Taylor Wimpey - Fulbrook School - Millie Barber 2

A schoolgirl who paid tribute to her hometown and heroes of the two world wars has won a national competition.

Millie Barber was one of the youngsters who entered the What My Town Means to Me competition, run by house-builder Taylor Wimpey whilst constructing its Parklands development in Woburn Sands. Entrants were asked to use words and pictures to describe Woburn Sands’ significance to them.

The 10-year-old student from Fulbrook Middle School drew a picture of the town’s war memorial, and wrote a piece about what it means to her.

She said: “The war memorial brings back memories of people who have tried their best in war and may not have made it. It also gives us the chance to respect the citizens in the local area.

“My picture is quite detailed and it took me quite a while to draw. I’m really pleased to be the winner.”

Fiona Bishop from Fulbrook Middle School added: “As a school, we always try to get involved with the local community as much as possible, and a lot of our pupils took part in this competition.

“We’re very proud of Millie being named the winner.”