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Crafty collage of healthy lunch sees Romford schoolgirl, six, visit Downing Street

16:04 30 January 2014

Headteacher Sharon Nacmias with pupil Roberta Collier and her real lunchbox

Headteacher Sharon Nacmias with pupil Roberta Collier and her real lunchbox

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A healthy lunchbox design earned one youngster a ticket to Downing Street after she won a school competition.

Samantha Cameron with the winning children, including Roberta Collier (in the green jumper]. [Picture: National Obesity Awareness Week website]Samantha Cameron with the winning children, including Roberta Collier (in the green jumper]. [Picture: National Obesity Awareness Week website]

Roberta Collier, six, was invited to a reception with her mother Maria, 41, after her collage of the perfect lunch was chosen as one of the nine best entries in the National Obesity Forum contest.

The event was helmed by Samantha Cameron, wife of the Prime Minister, who posed for a picture with the children.

Roberta said: “I was a bit scared but I was really excited when I got to the gates. It was really, really big [inside] and I liked when they took the picture of everyone on the stairs.”

A pupil of Crownfield Infant School in Collier Row, Roberta’s winning entry consisted of a tissue paper apple, a model of an orange juice can, a triangle for a sandwich which opened and closed, a paper banana and a paper bowl which had real pasta in.

She created the collage as she likes “to make stuff a lot”.

Her efforts earned her school a cheque for £1,000 for sports equipment, and she received a goody bag from sponsors Disney, which contained Tigger and Cinderella toys, a book and a DVD.

Maria, of Mawney Road, Romford, said: “It was lovely and a nice experience for her.”

She added Roberta was delighted to be given a picture of Larry the Downing Street cat.

The school’s headteacher, Sharon Nacmias, said: “We had been doing a lot on school dinners, so started looking at packed lunches because they are not as healthy as they perhaps should be.

“We were delighted when we received the cheque and it [the reception] is something Roberta will remember and treasure for years to come.”

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