Friday 11 December 2015

My 2015 Christmas Card Design Competition

Alice and Kieran
Today, I announced the winner of my Christmas Card Design Competition

The design by Kieran Cooke, aged 10 a pupil attending Hindley Green Community Primary School, Thomas Street was judged the winning entry with the runner up design submitted by Alice Hughes, aged 10 a pupil of St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, Ashton in Makerfield.

Now in its fifth year the competition received hundreds of entries from primary schools across the Makerfield constituency making the process of selecting a winner and runner up very difficult
for me.
Kieran Cooke, aged 10
Alice Hughes, aged 10
At a special assembly held at Hindley Green CP School, I presented Kieran and Alice each with a gift and told them that the card would be sent to important figures in the world of politics including the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and locally to the Mayor of Wigan.

The entries this year were most impressive and it was very hard to choose an overall winner but Kieran’s design of a colourful and happy house reminded me that at the heart of a wonderful Christmas for so many is the opportunity to be with family and friends. Alice’s design of the baby Jesus and the little donkey is an image of Christ’s birth that we can all identify with.

Mrs D Affleck, Principal of Hindley Green Community Primary School said, “We are absolutely delighted that Kieran has won this fantastic competition. We are proud of his achievement; what a great start to the holiday season.”