Six-year-old Syd wins £12,500 prize for school

W47007H13-CompetitionWinner''Lyndhurst First School. Lyndhurst First School has won five years of free internet connection, thanks  to  Sydney  Huntingford (6), winning a competion run by Exa Education. Pictured  is Sydney with his winning design. Worthing.
W47007H13-CompetitionWinner''Lyndhurst First School. Lyndhurst First School has won five years of free internet connection, thanks to Sydney Huntingford (6), winning a competion run by Exa Education. Pictured is Sydney with his winning design. Worthing.

A Worthing schoolboy has won five years free internet connectivity worth £12,500 for his school.

Sydney Huntingford, 6 designed a powerpoint presentation showing how his family use the internet.

He was one of the youngest entrants into the Exa Education competition, which was run in celebration of the company’s tenth anniversary.

Sydney, who also won a PlayStation 4, beat entrants from all over the country.

He is in year two at Lyndhurst First School in Lyndhurst Road.

Head teacher Diane South, said: “We all feel very proud of Syd and we are extremely grateful for the five years free broadband that he has won for us.

“It means that we can spend the allocated money on other ICT devices which can only be a good thing.

“Syd designed an excellent presentation which was clever and effective.

“He beat entrants from a national field so he should feel very proud of himself.

“We think he is an excellent ambassador for ICT at Lyndhurst and that the other children- both present and future will benefit from his prize.”

Mark Cowgill, co-founder and managing director of Exa, said: “Sydney’s design was outstanding and he is a well-deserved winner.

“Judging the competition was much harder than we anticipated as the standard was very high.

“Students sent us such a range of entries about different topics using a variety of formats, from powerpoint presentations to hand drawn pictures.”