Pupils set out game plan
YOUNGSTERS are gearing up to defend their title as the most safety conscious school children in the country. Last year, pupils from Mersham Primary School won the national Playsafe competition, organised by the Trading Standards Institute and the British Toy and Hobby Association. Kent County Council is encouraging more schools in the area to enter this year’s contest, by designing a toy or game suitable for children aged three to seven. There are two age groups in the competition, six to 11 and 12 to 17. Prizes will be awarded to the best young designers and their schools, and the overall winner will be given £1,000 worth of IT equipment for their school. Those interested in entering the competition should contact Sandra Cook on 01233 652271. The closing date for entries is May 18.
Cllr Elizabeth Tweed and Sandra Cook from Kent Trading Standards at the Early Learning Centre in County Square, Ashford, with the 2006 national Playsafe competition winners Edward Ford and Daniel Bishopp from Mersham Primary School