"I took some convincing that it wasn't a staffroom wind-up. I just never expected to win," says Mr Bennett, who teaches at Warwick Road junior, infant and nursery school in Batley, West Yorkshire. "It was playtime when Sandie called. I wasn't really listening because the kids were running around like mad things. " Mr Bennett only decided to enter the competition, which ran for six weeks over the holidays, when he came to do some planning for the autumn.
"I was doing cut-and-paste exercises when I remembered I hadn't cut out the TEScompetition tokens. So I took a break and posted them there and then. Now I'm a very very happy teacher indeed."
Mr Bennett does still have one small criticism of his prize: "As it's a Renault, why didn't Nicole come with it?" "It's been a great start to term, " says the other prize-winner, Sian Morgan, a primary teacher at Ysgol Parc Y Bont in Anglesey. "Not only have I won a Renault, but I've just got engaged. "