Students from both Croxley Danes and St Clement Danes schools were awarded with prizes from Watford Member of Parliament, Richard Harrington, for their efforts in an art competition.
The competition was set up by the MP to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which was the first to include all men over 21 years old in the political system, as well as women over 30 who held £5 of property, or had husbands who did.
The competition was open to students at all the schools in Watford and the surrounding area.
Year seven students from both Croxley Danes and St Clement Danes picked up first and second prizes, respectively, with the former’s Connor Teefy and Lisa Sadchikova joint winners of the competition and runner up Lottie Park representing the latter.
Richard Harrington MP, visiting Croxley Danes School on Thursday, was keen to point out that the entries were judged without names or schools attached before saying that he was “incredibly impressed with the quality of the work which had been submitted from all the students.”
In an assembly at the school, he presented certificates to other students who were highly commended before explaining the prize Connor and Lisa had received.
The joint winners will get to go on a tour of The Houses of Parliament with their families, followed by tea in Parliament and a special parliamentary gift.
Lottie was rewarded with a pack of gifts from the Houses of Parliament.
Both Headteachers, Mr Thompson and Mr Sutherland, paid tribute to the art teachers at the schools who had inspired the students to take part in the first place and thanked Mr Harrington MP for taking the time to congratulate the students in person on his visit.
Picture courtesy of Croxley Danes School