Year 11 girl wins Carnival Queen of Great Britain title

Year 11 girl wins Carnival Queen of Great Britain title

Year 11 girl Emily Lancaster won the Carnival Queen of Great Britain title awarded by the Manchester and North East Cheshire Carnival Organisation on Saturday.

Emily will raise money for various charities over the next 12 months nominated by the organisation and attend various events as their ambassador. 

Emily is a dancer for The Buckley Belles which are an entertainment troupe based on Oldham. Buckley Belles dance within the Manchester and North East Cheshire Carnival Organisation who run the Carnival Queen of Great Britain. 

Emily won the Carnival Rosebud of Great Britain award when she was seven, she then went on to win the Princess award at 13 and now the Queen at 16. 

The judging involved Emily giving a speech publicly about her interests and life and being judge in a number of categories including grace and charm and ability to engage others. 

She will now go on to attend many Carnivals throughout the summer representing the organisation and giving out awards at dancing competitions as well as raising funds for nominated charities. 

Emily's mother, Clare Buckley, said: "Emily makes me proud every day. The Carnival Queen title recognises her inner and outer beauty and rewards her passion for public speaking. She is a great ambassador for the Carnival world."