News in brief: Photography competition, champion tradesmen and science week

Get in the picture A PHOTOGRAPHY competition seeks budding photographers to capture the spirit of community on their mobiles. The Brent Council and artists organisation Wasted Spaces will award the Impressions of Brent Photography winner a digit

Get in the picture

A PHOTOGRAPHY competition seeks budding photographers to capture the spirit of community on their mobiles.

The Brent Council and artists' organisation Wasted Spaces will award the Impressions of Brent Photography winner a digital camera worth �200.

The photographs will form part of an exhibition on the windows of Ealing Road Library, Wembley, until April 24.


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Send your mobile picture with the word SPACES to 07843 500 911 before April 10. Entry 25p plus standard network charges.

You could be the champion

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DO YOU have the best tradesman in the country?

If so you can nominate him or her for Britain's Top Tradesman, which is being held by supplying company Screwfix.

Builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and handymen will be going head-to-head to see who will be crowned the champion.

For more information and to nominate someone visit www.screwfix.com

The closing date is April 20.

Winning pair

STUDENTS across boroughs threw on their white-lab coats for 10 days to take part in National Science and Engineering Week, writes Sejal Kapadia.

Almost 60 children, aged 10 and 11, took part in biomedical, sports and electronic science workshops at Middlesex University's Hendon campus.

Primary school pupils Amy Nagle and Dominic Quayson, from Our Lady Grace Junior School in Dollis Hill Lane, Neasden, also overcame stiff competition to win the Young Scientist and Engineer competition.

The year 6 duo proudly beat 14 other primary schools to win a �100 educational toys voucher for their school.

Meanwhile, pupils at Henry Compton School in Fulham, delved first hand into science experiments with controlled explosions and corrosive chemicals.

The National Science and Engineering week is in its 17th year, coordinated by the British Science Association.

Tough teachers' trek!

TEACHERS will embark on a four-day cycle journey today in order to raise money for a new ICT and library suite, writes Sejal Kapadia.

Clare Jones and Catherine Taylor will set off at 2pm from St Augustine's Primary School, Kilburn Park Road, to ride the 320km feat from London to Cardiff, in hopes to get a new learning resource centre for the children.

The event, which will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, will begin with an assembly to explain the trip to the children, followed by a waving salute to see off the two teachers.

Head teacher, Suzanne Parry said the school has already raised �465 of their total �1,000, and hope to raise more through sponsors.

"We are hoping to completely update our IT room with new ICT equipment," she said.

"It means the children will develop better ICT skills, which is hugely important for their futures.

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