A SCHOOLBOY has won £100 for his school after entering an art competition.
William Relf, a pupil at Hollington School, beat dozens of entries in the contest, set up by local police.
The Quality Street children’s competition was devised following a community get-together in October in Norfolk Drive in Hollington.
Children in years five and six from Hollington School were asked to create a picture in the style of pointillism and enter them for a competition with prizes for their school.
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image.
Sergeant Dave Townsend, PCSO Clive Goddard, from Hollington’s community policing team, district commander Chief Inspector Mark Ling and Sussex Police Authority member Carole Shaves, had the difficult job deciding the winners and runners-up.
William won a £20 WHSmith voucher for himself as well as the £100 for his school and was given his prize at a presentation at Hollington School on December 10.
Runners-up Chloe Wilson, Jasmine Hook, Collette Mitchell, Sophie Lawrence and Lisa Lee all received a £10 voucher for all their excellent work.
PCSO Goddard said: “Well done to all the staff and pupils at Hollington School who took part, and many thanks to Mrs Shaves and the judges. It was a great day for all involved, and a lot of fun.”