A DREAM prize put a Sandhurst schoolgirl in the television spotlight at the Queen's Golden Jubilee pop concert on Monday.

Jenny Flack spent the day interviewing some of the stars, and members of the public, for the BBC's Newsround children's programme.

She also filmed backstage where she rubbed shoulders with many of the pop world's superstars including Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Cliff Richard.

The youngster got a scoop when she obtained one of the last interviews with S Club 7 with Paul Cattermole in the line-up. He is now pursuing a solo career.

Another of her interviewees was television magician and presenter Dominic Wood.

Jenny was given two television slots during the Golden Jubilee broadcast from Buckingham Palace on Monday, and she made a further appearance on Newsround yesterday evening (Wednesday).

The BBC crew who accompanied her were amazed at her poise and confidence in front of the camera. They described her as a "one take wonder".

As she recovered from the most exciting day of her life, Jenny said on Tuesday: "It was a fantastic experience…I still find it difficult to believe it actually happened.

"Obviously I've never done anything like this before, and I was a bit nervous when I had to look straight at the camera. But when I was interviewing I felt pretty relaxed."

The 13-year-old Sandhurst School pupil beat 4,000 other entrants to win the Newsround Golden Jubilee competition.

Those who took part were asked to explain why the country should celebrate the Golden Jubilee.

Jenny, of Wellington Road, Sandhurst, wrote that the celebrations would demonstrate that the United Kingdom is still united and that the country recognised the great work the Queen had done.

"I think this is an amazing achievement, especially as this year she has lost her beloved sister and mother within a few weeks," she continued.

"She has shown incredible strength through times when others couldn't cope and has shown overwhelming compassion towards her country."

The youngster added: "The Queen has also had to cope with a growing amount of criticism throughout a rapidly changing era that has put pressure on her and her family.

"She is a remarkable woman and we should celebrate and commemorate her outstanding reign and show appreciation for all she has given."