A TEENAGER from Winchester has been awarded a top prize in an anti-racism competition.

Nancy Barks, a Year 9 pupil at Osborne School, was awarded first prize in the additional needs category in the Show Racism the Red Card Schools Competition.

The competition has been running for 23 years and has become the biggest equalities competition in the UK with over 25,000 entrants taking part this year.

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Nancy travelled to London to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium to receive her prize, which was presented to her by ex-Chelsea legend Paul Canoville. Other guests at the awards ceremony included ex-England cricketer Monty Panesar and former England football players Paul Davis and Rachel Yankey.

To win the award Nancy produced a poster with an anti-racism message.

Nancy's teacher, Carson Elday, said: “The Show Racism the Red Card Competition is a great way to engage with young people around issues to do with racism. Nancy produced a brilliant poster and we are so proud of her achievement.”

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