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Most youngsters are taught to turn the lights off when they leave a room, but Maisie Bellew is being encouraged to turn them on, then off, then on again.
The 10-year-old, from Dartford, is getting in plenty of practice because on Saturday, she will be helping turn on the town’s Christmas lights.
The West Hill Primary Academy pupil will be making a special appearance at the festive light switch-on after winning a colouring competition with a picture of Cinderella surrounded by a Christmas tree, presents and fairy lights.
She will join dancer and television star Louie Spence, the Mayor of Dartford, Cllr Rosanna Currans, and Father Christmas on stage in the High Street as the countdown begins to 5.15pm.
Maisie said: “I felt really excited and happy that I won.
“I’m going to feel a bit nervous before I switch on the lights.”
Maisie’s mum, Stephanie, 41, said: “I’m trying to get her to switch on and off all the lights indoors to practice.
“It’s such a lovely opportunity for her.
“She entered the year before and missed out. It was another girl from West Hill Primary School who won it.”