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Winning collage nets national prize for proud school

Children at Furneux Pelham Primary School Credit: Furneux Pelham Primary School

A primary school near Buntingford in Hertfordshire has won first prize in the Help a South African School Competition.

Children at Furneux Pelham Primary School made a collage with the theme of ‘Unity and diversity’ to represent South Africa’s history and culture. The school's won £2000.

Now in its second year, the competition was set up by the South African fruit industry, a part of its campaign to promote South African fruit in the UK. The aim of the competition is to educate youngsters in the UK about South Africa, and help less privileged children living in South Africa.

The children at Furneux Pelham Primary School were presented with their prize at a special assembly last week. The assembly was attended by Anne Page, the Honorary Consul for South Africa.