TALENTED young artist Isobel Harrison travelled to London at the weekend to collect an award at a ceremony hosted by Animal Aid and TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster.

The 11-year-old, a pupil at South Wilts Grammar School, entered an art and poetry competition run by Animal Aid on the theme of factory farming.

Animal Aid received more than 1,500 entries from individuals and schools but Isobel's piece stood out from the rest in the 11 to 13 age category.

Isobel will be awarded - along with the other winners - a games console, ipod or digital camera.

Animal Aid's competition organiser, Kelly Slade said: "Young people feel passionately about the fair treatment of animals and clearly recognise the inhumanity of factory farming.

"The artwork and poetry we received was exciting, imaginative and bold, and revealed a thoughtful and compassionate younger generation. I feel sure that such talent and commitment will continue to be used to benefit animals, people and the planet in the future. Heartfelt congratulations to Isobel - she richly deserves her award."