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1,500 school pupils enter Mayor’s Christmas card competition

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Almost 1,500 school children across Allerdale have been creating Christmas cards as part of a competition which has been run by the Mayor of Allerdale.

Primary schools across the borough were asked to enter their designs which will be used as the Mayor’s official Christmas card. The winning entry was submitted by Kirkbride Primary School pupil Milly Johnston.

Runner-up prizes were also awarded to Tom Copley who attends St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School in Wigton and received second place, and Plumbland Junior School pupil Eva Blacklock who was given third place.

The competition brief asked school children to draw their interpretation of ‘the spirit of Christmas’. The Mayor then chose the overall winner and runners-up, presenting the certificates and prizes to them at their schools.

Milly said “I’m really happy and excited that my card was chosen. I like drawing and my favourite class at school is art and crafts. We were asked to draw the spirit of Christmas, so I drew a picture of Jesus as he was born in the stable on Christmas Day, and a big tree like the one in my garden that we decorate every year.”

Mayor of Allerdale, Councillor Celia Tibble, organised the competition as an opportunity to involve the local communities in Allerdale’s seasonal activities and allowing them to use their creativity.

She added: “I was overwhelmed by the amount of entries we received from children across the borough. It was a difficult decision as many of them deserved to win, but the winning design caught my eye as it was very simple yet effective. I am looking forward to seeing the completed card and I am hoping to find some use for all the other entries we received. I’d like to say a big thank you to all the children who got involved for their hard work and beautiful cards.”

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