A YEAR five pupil is celebrating his own World Cup glory after winning a national writing competition.

Pupils at Avondale Primary School in Darwen entered a UK national competition through Panini which involved writing a 200 words biography on any player featuring in the tournament.

Staff at the school were delighted when they heard Levi Akeroyd, 10, had won the regional stage of the competition for the north of England for his biography on Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard.

However soon after it got better for him, when he was named the winner of for the whole of the UK and won a £1,000 sports voucher for the school, a trophy and a football shirt of his choice.

Levi, who chose to receive an England shirt, said: "I was very surprised to find out that I'd won for the North of England, but then I just couldn't believe it that I'd won out of the whole of the UK. It was an amazing feeling."

Year five teacher Matthew Clegg, who got the children involved with the project said: "He was absolutely ecstatic, the look on his face when he won. They've all been loving the World Cup, we've been talking about it for weeks."