A Bridport Primary School pupil has won a national competition, thanks to her creativity and artistic skills.

Flossie Baker, a Year Six pupil, won the Childnet Film Competition and the challenge was to create a positive, short online safety film or storyboard with a script in response to a theme. This year’s theme was, ‘we want an internet where we’re free to…’

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation that works with others to help make the internet a safe place for children.

The competition is open to all young people based in the UK and more than 130 entered.

Usually, Mrs Wellman - Bridport Primary School’s ICT technician - works with the school’s digital leaders on this, but due to lockdown, the Year Six teachers set it as a home-learning project.

Mrs Simier, Flossie’s teacher, said: “I am extremely proud of Flossie’s amazing achievement. I know that she worked extremely hard on her competition entry. Her storyboard was imaginative, unique, creative and fun - a reflection of Flossie’s personality. It also shares an important message that everyone can learn from.”

Flossie had to answer a few questions when she was notified, she had made the top three. Her responses, below, helped secure her first-place position.

She said: “I decided to enter this category because my school sent me a link to your website and suggested that we enter the Childnet Film Competition. I had a look on the website and decided to enter the storyboard category because I love drawing and art.

“I decided to base it on Cinderella because everyone knows that story well and it seemed easy to put a twist to it relating to the theme. I enjoyed creating something big and learning how to do new things, also it made us all laugh dressing up the toys. Plus being on the computer without my parents moaning.

“[The key message is that] you shouldn’t feel like you’re being controlled by someone who you don’t even know, you show the real you. You don’t have to hide. Be yourself. Be kind. Don’t say anything online to other people online that your nan wouldn’t appreciate.”

To see Flossie’s winning storyboard, visit childnet.com