A GROUP of schoolchildren from Greasby have won a national competition and earned an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris.

The competition, sponsored by Meccano, was themed around the transport we will use after the year 2000.

The team of Year 4 children from Greasby Juniors entered the competition and won the regional finals and were asked to represent the North West in London.

The children were judged on their teamwork as well as their design, which was constructed in large-scale by Meccano.

Despite stiff competition, Greasby were judged to be the national winners and will go on to represent Great Britain in Europe. They will have an all-expenses-paid trip to the Cite des Science Museum in Paris in the Autumn.

The children also won Meccano kits for themselves and the school, £100 each and £1,000 in book tokens for the school.

The model of their design will be displayed in Hamley's toy shop in London and then a local toy shop in Merseyside.

Headteacher Graham Moss said: "They have done extremely well in this prestigious competition. I would like to thank their teacher Miss Whittle for her hard work and congratulate the children on their success. The children really valued the experience of entering the competition and are really looking forward to the trip to Paris."

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