A RISCA pupil recently took a trip to 10 Downing Street after winning outdoor play equipment for her school playground.

Cagla Kaya, four, who attends Risca Primary School, secured top spot in a national healthy living art competition, run as part of National Obesity Awareness Week 2014, with her healthy lunch box design. In doing so, she won funds to carry out improvements to the playground.

As part of her prize, young Cagla, who attends the school’s nursery class, visited the Prime Minister’s official residence on January 17, for a reception hosted by his wife, Samantha Cameron.

Jayne Arthur, headteacher at Risca Primary School, said: “We were delighted Cagla had won such a prestigious award. We are all very proud of her. She had a fantastic day and we look forward to making some super changes to our playground.”

Cllr Rhianon Passmore, Caerphilly council’s cabinet member for education and lifelong learning, said: “I’m thrilled to hear that Cagla’s design has won this competition encouraging youngsters to have healthy, well balanced diets. It’s fantastic that her artwork has won improvements to the school’s playground, which will benefit the whole school community now and in the future.”

National Obesity Awareness Week ran earlier this month, encouraging action after reports half of the UK population could be obese by the year 2050.