Over the last few weeks, lots of primary school children in South Thanet have been busy drawing Christmas puddings, Christmas trees, snowmen, angels, reindeers, sleighs, stars, robins, bells and all-things-Christmassy for Craig Mackinlay MP’s annual Christmas Card Competition.
Back in the Autumn, Craig asked all primary schools in his constituency to invite their pupils to design the Christmas cards that he will be sending family, friends and other MPs.
Craig, ably assisted by the constituency staff in his Broadstairs’ Office, agreed which of the children’s designs should be featured on the card.
The winner of the competition was Darcie from Christ Church CE Junior School in Ramsgate. He visited the school earlier today to present Darcie with her winner’s certificate and also met with the School Council.
The runners up were Natalie from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Rhiannon of Bromstone Primary School both in Broadstairs.
Craig Mackinlay MP, said:
“I am very grateful to all the children in South Thanet who entered my 2017 Christmas card competition.
“This year, as in previous years, I received so many fantastic designs from primary schools around my constituency.
“The competition is always enjoyable, although, given the depth of artistic talent in South Thanet, choosing a winner is never easy.
“After some thought and consideration, I chose Darcie’s beautiful hand-stitched reindeer. I was also greatly impressed by Natalie’s pretty crayoned Christmas tree and Rhiannon’s dancing penguins so I have chosen these as my runners-up.
“Very well done to Darcie, Natalie and Rhiannon and my sincere thanks and best wishes for Christmas to all who took part.”
The 2017 entrants can all be viewed on Craig’s website