Pupils win prize in gypsy history month contest

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THREE pupils at Winslow Combined School have won second prize in this year’s national Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month competition, A Moment In Time.

Run by the National Association of Teachers of Travellers and other professionals, the competition is designed to celebrate gypsy Roma traveller culture.

Headteacher Simon Rose said: “Staff were quick to respond to this exciting opportunity as we have a number of traveller pupils at our school, and we are always looking for ways to enhance our curriculum for all our pupils.”

The children were invited to create a piece of work that captured a moment in gypsy, Roma and traveller culture or history.

Three Year 5 boys, Robert Lamb, Jhonny Lamb and Jim Bell, designed and made gypsy caravans in clay and then led an assembly for the whole school where they talked to pupils about their culture.

Out of more than 1,000 entries, the boys were all awarded second prize in the Key Stage 2 category. The boys, their families and school representatives will attend an awards ceremony in Berkshire next week.

Mr Rose said: “We are extremely proud of all three pupils.”