Hampshire pupils take on schools challenge

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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PUPILS at three local schools are battling it out in an annual competition in a bid to win tickets to the Paralympics.

Students at Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, Horndean Technology College and The Hayling College are among 13 schools taking part in the annual Hampshire Schools Challenge.

Each team is devising a project inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that will benefit local communities.

Now the public are urged to vote for their favourite project by watching a video of each entry to the Hampshire County Council-run competition online.

Council leader Cllr Ken Thornber said: ‘This year’s competition entries are of an exceptionally high standard and the buzz amongst the schools and children has been fantastic. We were fortunate enough to have such an inspiring topic to work on this time and I look forward to seeing the projects that the public vote through to the grand final.’

Videos can be viewed until March 23 at hants.gov.uk. The final will take place in Winchester in July.