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Cub reporters at a St Neots primary school scooped four of ten top prizes at a national technology convention in London. The St Mary s News Team collected their awards for best local news story, best personal story, best food report and best Information

Cub reporters at a St Neots primary school scooped four of ten top prizes at a national technology convention in London.

The St Mary's News Team collected their awards for best local news story, best personal story, best food report and best Information and Communication Technology story from Olympic gold medal skater, Robin Cousins, currently starring as a judge on ITV1's Dancing on Ice.

Seven pupils represented their Year Six classmates from St Mary's C of E Primary when they attended BETT 2006, the educational information and communication technologies show, at Olympia. Accompanied by deputy headteacher and the school's ICT co-ordinator, Julian Gabe, the children learnt from the experts of the BBC's internet team, as well as chatting to Oscar, the Dell robot.

The youngsters were awarded cash prizes for their four winning entries at the show's Making the News competition. As part of the school's focus on speaking and listening skills, children participate in a lunchtime club when they write reports on school events, published on a special website with their MP3 and video recordings.

Winning entries included a story on the school choir's visit to a residential home for the elderly at Christmas and a pupil, who keeps chickens, expressing his fears about bird flu.

Pictured here are Hannah Gill, Paige Clark, Tessa Harrison, Benjamin Mead-Boulton, Thomas Carter, Ryan Henigan and Aiden Coomber receiving their prize from Robin Cousins

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