Emilys on the moove

St Johns College Woodlawn year 11 student Emily Pembroke tries out her new car at a special ceremony held at the school earlier this week. Shes pictured with her mates (l-r) Amelia Evans, Alex Cooper and Zoe Thornborough.

A moment of boredom and 20 minutes of work has scored St Jons College Woodlawn year 11 student Emily Pembroke her very own Toyota Yaris worth more than $17,000.

The 16-year-old said she was twiddling her thumbs during the school holidays and decided to enter a Dolly magazine competition to design a registration plate. She made a number plate with cow spots and the word MOOVE, which obviously tickled the judges fancy.

Its the first time Ive ever entered a competition and I just couldnt believe it when I found out I thought it was one of my friends having a joke. These things happen to other people, not me, Emily said. It was really exciting and I love it its really compact and its got that new car smell.

The school held a special celebration on Monday to congratulate Emily on her win, and applaud her for her initiative.


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