A MAIDENHEAD school has been working to boost the confidence of its pupils.

Riverside Primary School, based in Cookham Road, held a special competition to encourage pupils to enjoy public speaking and presenting.

The winner of the 'Good Speaking' competition at the school was chosen as Sara Nasir, who impressed the school the most out of all of the pupils who took part.

Sara recited a poem called “It's As Easy As” written by children's poet Andrew Collett for the competition, which was held on July 15.

The event was sponsored by the Shifford Co-op in Cliveden View, Shifford Crescent in Maidenhead.

Paul Pearce, the store manager who presented trophies to the winners, said: “As a community retailer we are committed to supporting local schools, groups and charities, and we’re delighted to be able to support Riverside Primary School. "This was a really enjoyable competition, and I know the pupils had a good time speaking.”

For more information on the Co-op store in Maidenhead and the community work they do, call 01628 625901 or go to www.riversideprimaryschool.org.uk for more information on the school and its public speaking projects.