Kids apply for their dream job

Richard Humphreys, Orchard Print Daventry, launches the competition NNL-150427-101905001
Richard Humphreys, Orchard Print Daventry, launches the competition NNL-150427-101905001

Youngsters around the Daventry area can enter a writing competition by writing a letter for their dream job.

Orchard Print, in the town’s High Street, has launched a contest to find the district’s best young writers.

If children want to enter, all they have to do is simply handwrite a letter applying for their dream job.

Richard Humphreys, estimator at Orchard Print, said: “We launched the competition on Monday.

“We are a printing company and we sell stationery, and this week is National Stationery Week. The theme for this year’s week is ‘get Britain writing’ and we just thought what can we do here in Daventry that would tie into that.

“What jumped to mind was the young boy Charlie Pye who a few weeks ago wrote a letter applying for the manger’s job at Aston Villa. It just seemed a great idea and I thought why not get children here to apply for their dream jobs!”

Information has been sent out to primary schools across the area introducing teachers to the competition.

Mr Humphreys said: “If they do the letters at school their teachers will collect them and bring them to us.

“If not, they can simply write the letter at home and drop it into the shop.

“This is a great opportunity to get all the youngsters away from their computers and joining in some good old fashioned handwriting.”

The competition is open until Friday, June 26 and there are three age groups; up to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years. There will be prizes of back to school stationery packs for the winner of each group.

Judging will be done by John Griff, BBC Radio Northampton afternoon presenter, Tracey Porter, manager of Cordant People Recruitment Agency, Daventry, and Janet Head, managing director of Orchard Print Services.

The winning criteria will be based on the content and presentation of each entry. The winners will be announced on Friday July 17.