A SCHOOLGIRL is celebrating after winning one of the top prizes in a popular annual challenge for primary schools.

Sarah Johnson-Frost, of Crook Primary School has been named winner of Make Your World Bigger 2018, a video challenge designed to keep children learning during the summer holidays.

Organised by Discovery Education, the competition encourages pupils to join a 30-day film adventure, watching a daily Discovery video clip to learn something new. Nearly 8,000 pupils took part in the 2018 challenge, which is now in its third year.

Answering questions along the way, and enjoying fun activities such as den building and stargazing, Make Your World Bigger encourages children to be curious about the world around them using films about geography, technology and space to spark their imagination.

The Year 5 pupil was one of ten national winners, and was presented with her prize at a special school assembly.

The nine-year-old received a Discovery goody bag, packed with fun gifts and gadgets including a VR headset, telescope, butterfly garden and more.

Sarah said: “I am so proud that I won the ‘Make Your World Bigger’ challenge. I can’t believe it. I loved watching the film clips and reading about all the amazing facts about our world.”

Teacher Linda Taylor said: “I was delighted to hear that Sarah had won the ‘Make Your World Bigger’ challenge which I had set the children in Year 5 and 6 over the summer holidays. Many of the children enjoyed watching the video clips and finding out about different aspects of our world."