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National Schools Top Trumps Tournament
Finalists and Winners

 

SCHOOLBOY ROBERT, 11, CROWNED BRITAIN’S TOP TRUMPS CHAMP

Untrumpable! Schoolboy Robert Shaw, 11, has just been crowned Britain’s Top Trumps champ.

Robert saw off more than tens of thousands of hopeful schoolchildren from across the UK to land the official title.

Robert from Skelmersdale in Lancs. beat 12 youngsters at the Grand Final of the National Schools Top Trumps Tournament in London after earlier- in heats coming out ahead of more then 100,000 from up and down the UK who had entered the event.

The Tournament – in its fourth year – was this year themed around ‘Digital Heroes’, as seen through the eyes of schoolchildren.

Robert won the Top Trumps Tournament Trophy plus a load of games goodies AND an iPad Mini worth £270.00. All the finalists will also receive an iPad Mini. He said afterwards:

I can't believe I'm the champ!"

 He was accompanied to the final in London by his proud parents Ann-Marie and Kevin Shaw. It was the first time Robert had been to London. Dad Kevin said:

"We are very very proud of Robert"

Robert is a Year 6 pupil at Trinity Primary School in Skelmersdale.

 

Fiona Hortopp, Head of Marketing at Winning Moves UK – the owners and makers of the Top Trumps brand – says: “Our hearty congratulations to Robert. He was a very worthy winner and to have come out first from more than 100,000 schoolchildren is a truly wonderful achievement.

"Top Trumps has been hailed as not only fun but highly educational too. The National Children’s Bureau carried out detailed research on the National Schools Top Trumps Tournament and concluded the game helps children improve both numeracy and literacy."

Ms Hortopp added:"These findings have resulted in heads and teachers seeing the advantage of bringing in Top Trumps as a teaching tool inside the classroom."

For this year’s event, Top Trumps teamed up with Rockpack, a brand new social video-sharing network. A special ‘Digital Heroes pack of Top Trumps – created by Top Trumps makers Winning Moves UK in partnership with Rockpack - was sent to schools up and down the UK.

This exclusive Digital Heroes pack was designed to help teach children about the ‘heroes’ who have inspired and created the technologies they use every day – as well as highlighting digital ‘ambassadors’ like Lady Ga Ga, Psy and Bill Gates. The packs also carry messages to parents and children alike about staying safe online - as well as offering some key discussion points for the classroom about the boundless potential of the digital world and the challenges that have been opened up as a result.

One of the clinching cards was a Coronation Street Top Trumps card – the section with the number of ‘Viewers’ in. Ironically neither Robert nor his family watch the much-loved soap.