A YOUNG poet with a burning desire to write has claimed a national accolade with her work about fire.
Grace Morris, a student at The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form College, Leyburn, has become a Young Poet of the Year in a competition run by United Press.
The 12-year-old, of Hunton, had just 100 words to come up with a three verse poem about something in her life.
She was inspired as she sat with her dog watching the stove burn finally writing a poem about fire.
“I was really surprised to win because I entered last June but have just heard,” the Year 7 student said.
“I have always enjoyed English and started writing a collection of poems which I would like to have published.
“I plan to study English at A Level and university and would love to be a poet professionally one day.”