Back in summer holidays she entered a short story competition run by Arriva Buses to write a story, real or fiction, about a memorable bus journey. She is one of the four finalists from the Midlands Region.
So I ask you to follow this LINK and vote for Shakira. I hadn't read her story until it was published (she keeps things close to her chest) and I wouldn't be asking for your vote unless I thought it had some merit. I think it does.
That's Shakira, Walsall age 10!