|Christmas Card Competition Design Winner|
Luke Bollard, aged 15.
Joining Yvonne at the presentation was Headteacher, Mr Peter Phillips, as well as teacher representatives from Hawkley Hall High School and Hindley High School.
Now in its fourth year, the competition attracted entries from secondary schools across the constituency with all of the designs being carefully judged by myself.
The winning design has been sent to a number of distinguished people in the political world, including both the Prime-Minister, David Cameron and the Leader of the Opposition - Ed Miliband. The card has also been sent to individuals across the public and private sector in the Wigan Borough including the Borough’s first citizen and Mayor of Wigan, Cllr Billy Rotherham.
It was an absolute pleasure to present Luke Bollard with the winning prize. It was a great design that has clearly hit the right note, so I’m sure people will enjoy receiving the card in the run up to Christmas.
We had a fantastic response from local schools. Pupils clearly put a lot of effort into their art-work so it made my job of picking the winner extremely difficult. But I’d like to thank all of the children and their teachers for taking part.
I also handed out prizes to two runners up whose designs feature on the back of the card.
Christmas Card Competition Runners Up
Sophie Hill aged 12
Hawkley High School
Winona Gallagher aged 15
Hindley High School