Pupils from Isaac Newton Primary School were not only centre court but in central London last week – playing tennis in front of David Cameron, Grantham MP Nick Boles and Sochi gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold.
After coming top out of more than 100 entries in the Lawn Tennis Association’s Road to Westminster video competition, 40 students from the school went to play at special courts set up in New Palace Yard underneath Big Ben.
The Prime Minister congratulated the children who were also overall winners of matches played on the day, and have been rewarded with £150 worth of tennis equipment, T-shirts, and a day out at the National Tennis Centre.
Grantham Tennis Club’s Paul Kennedy and Richard Edgeley were also there due to their support of Isaac Newton, along with Chair of the LTA Cathie Sabin.
Isaac Newton’s headteacher Paul Hill said: “We’re thrilled to have won the competition and to bring some of our pupils to play in such an iconic location.
“The children really love playing tennis at school and thanks to the support of the Tennis Foundation we have equipment which means that we can play indoors and outdoors whenever it suits.
“Playing tennis keeps the children healthy and also keeps their minds focused so they perform better in the classroom too.”