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Laptop prize for doodle
A CARTOON doodle has won a school a brand new computer after beating more than 600 schools in a national competition.
North Ealing School, in Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, won a Hewlett Packard Tablet PC in a National Doodle Day competition which was held in aid of the Epilepsy Action and The Neurofibromatosis Association charities.
Anna Laidlaw, who organised the event at North Ealing, told the Times: "The children were delighted to win the competition. They greatly enjoyed creating the doodles while raising funds for a very good cause."
A doodle by Nima Ahmadi, a Year Five pupil, has been chosen to represent the school, which will appear on the framed certificate signed by Doodle Day patron Terry Wogan.
Nima said: "I was very surprised to win. I like drawing and making pictures. I got the idea for the doodle from something I saw in a book."
Roberta Tweedy, chief executive of the Neurofibromatosis Association, thought a doodle competition was ideal for children of all ages to enter.
She said: "The beauty of doodling is that it can be done by people of all ages and makes us smile.
"Our aim was to raise money and awareness through a fun event."