SHE could have claimed the dog had eaten her homework.
But Doncaster primary school pupil Lea Chanelle Wilson mended her work instead after it had been damaged by her family pet and went on to win £100 worth of prizes!
Lea’s work won her a national colouring competition run by the British Sausage Appreciation Society.
Mr Sausage, the society’s mascot, arrived at the school to award the six-year-old her prize.
She was one of a number of pupils at the school who entered a colouring competition during British Sausage Week in November. She had to mend her entry after the family dog tore it.
Lea was chosen as the key stage one winner from over 32,000 entries. She was presented with a prize of £100 shopping vouchers of her choice and a framed certificate. The school also received a hi-fi system.
Headteacher Elizabeth Hallet said: “We were very surprised to hear we had the winning entry but delighted with Lea’s achievement all the same.
“The whole school was very excited to meet Mr Sausage and show him just how much they enjoyed taking part in British Sausage Week!”