Thetford school presented cheque for winning Shadwell Stud camel competition

Students at the Bishop's Primary School in Thetford celebrated their artistic skills after receiving a �2,000 cheque for winning a colourful camel competition.

The pupils were presented the winnings on Tuesday by Mirza Alsayegh, chairman of the Shadwell Stud, which sponsored the competition that took place during the Thetford Festival fortnight.

The Shadwell Stud provided the life size model camels and paint and the four primary schools in Thetford were challenged to decorate them.

The winning camel from the Bishop's Primary portrayed the links between water, which camels can store, sand, which enables them to become unique in the desert, stars which were guidance for travellers in Biblical times, and the buildings and innovative land reclaimation that has taken place in Dubai. The ears with the flags of the UK and Dubai represented the close ties of the two countries.

Julie Webster, who taught the children, said the project had given the children a real boost and thanked the Shadwell Stud for their support.

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