An 11-year-old girl has claimed top prize in a photography competition celebrating Croydon.

Estelle's snap, capturing birds mid-flight passing across a backdrop of new development in the town centre, was chosen as winner out of 400 images submitted by 146 schoolchildren from the borough as part of the Whitgift foundation's Capturing Croydon competition.

The image was taken in the Queen's Gardens during one of six bespoke workshops ran throughout March where pupils from six local primary school were given the chance to explore Croydon through a photographic lens.

Croydon MP Sarah Jones awarded Estelle, an Attwood Primary pupil, her top prize.

Prizes were also awarded to winning photographs in the following categories:

• Commnity: Adnan Niaz from All Saints Primary

• Overall mood/feeling: Alisia from Howard Primary

• Composition: Indra Joy from Beaumont Primary

• Natural vs handmade: Lily Adams from Fairchildes Primary

• Old and new: Maira from St Peters

Following multiple rounds of competitive judging, All Saints Primary was awarded the prize for overall winning school by presenting the strongest collection of images from the workshops.