Peter Capaldi awarded the winners of the annual ‘Voices’ writing competition that provides children in care and care leavers with a unique platform to share their stories.
The competition, hosted by charity Coram Voice, held its award ceremony on 10 April at Havas Kings Cross.
Capaldi said: “It has been wonderful to see the competition grow and I am knocked out by the talent of those who take part.”
There were 24 entrants shortlisted for the competition and four overall winners. Both the shortlisted and winning pieces can be read online.
The winner of the care leaver category of the competition was 21 year old Sophia Alexandra Hall, who is a recent graduate of Oxford University, with her poem The Girl Behind The Glass. Statistics show that only around six per cent of care leavers gain a university education.