A BUDDING poet from a Cumbrian school has scooped the prestigious Rydal Mount Wordsworth Prize.

Heidi Ostell, 15, won the young poets award with her poem Levethian of the Forest – judged to be the best from more than 100 entries from school pupils across Cumbria by descendants of the poet William Wordsworth.

Heidi said: “I like how poetry is more of an art form than just a piece of writing - each line has to be carefully crafted.”

The Trinity High School pupil from Carlisle was presented with a trophy and a £50 cash prize by the poet’s great-great-great-great-grandson Christopher Wordsworth.