Pupils from a Chesham school are celebrating after being named winners of a sticker-collecting scheme, which helps prepare Year 6 pupils for their transition to secondary school.

Children from Ivingswood Academy were treated to a trip to LEGOLAND alongside pupils from Maidenhead’s Dorney School after winning the 2018 Community Cards competition.

The competition sees pupils collecting stickers relating to different topics such as money management, cyber safety, healthy lifestyles and environmental issues through a series of challenges and by attending events.

Year 6 students from the two schools collected the highest average number of stickers and secured the first prize of a class trip to LEGOLAND Windsor.

A total of 15 schools took part in the scheme this year. Curzon C of E Combined School pupils won a trip to The CLIMB in Amersham and St Nicholas C of E Combined School won family swim passes.

South Bucks district Cllr Patrick Hogan said: “Congratulations to the winning schools and all the pupils who participated in the scheme.

“Those pupils will have picked up some vital life skills from taking part in the challenges and these will stand them in good stead for starting secondary school in September. Well done to everyone involved.”

The scheme was run by Chiltern and South Bucks district councils’ community safety team, Thames Valley Police, Wycombe Women’s Aid, R-U Safe and M for Money Credit Union.