A Croydon school has been recognised for its determination to tackle racism.

Students from Elmwood Infant and Nursery School recently took part in an equalities-themed competition led by the 'Show Racism the Red Card' campaign.

After all the votes were tallied, it was a poster designed by 6 of the Elmwood students that was named the overall winner.

The school's headteacher, Zoe Harris, was extremely proud of her kids.

“This award will reinforce our commitment to celebrating cultural diversity and our rights respecting values for the children and the families in our community," she said.

This is the tenth year Elmwood has won a prize in the competition.

One of this year's winners included seven-year-old Lydia Addae-Asante who was over the moon with the result.

"I felt proud of myself," she said.

"We’re all different and it doesn’t mean we can be bullied because of the colour of our skin, the languages we speak and our religions.”