Wandsworth children will be encouraged to learn about the borough's history and put together celebratory displays in a new competition this autumn.

The awards will be aimed at four age groups - children under eight, eight to 10 year-olds, 11-16 and those aged 17-18, with three prizewinners in each.

The idea for the competition came at a meeting at Ravenstone School in Balham last year and is being pursued by new deputy mayor Councillor Richard Field.

He said: "I’m thrilled that this very worthwhile educational project is now moving forward.

"Wandsworth is full of history and this rich and diverse heritage will now be researched, studied and celebrated in this landmark schools competition."

Visit wandsworth.gov.uk/heritage to find out more about Wandsworth's history.