The winner of local Member of Parliament, Stephen Crabb’s Christmas card competition has been announced this week following hundreds of entries from primary schools across Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.
Stephen Crabb visited Neyland Community Primary School on Friday 24th November for the school’s assembly to announce the winner and present, Ava, age 8, with a certificate, a chocolate gift and a £50 book token for the school to spend to boost the library. Ava entered a picture of a festive Puffin. Runner-up certificates were awarded to Clemmie, age 8, from St Marks VA School, for her picture of St David’s Cathedral, and to Leon, age 8 from Hook Community Primary School for his drawing of Santa’s sleigh with a Pembrokeshire flag. Over 300 certificates of participation have been presented to primary school children for their entry in the competition.
The winning design of a ‘A Pembrokeshire Christmas’ will feature on the front of Mr Crabb’s printed Christmas cards which will be sent to a wide range of organisations and individuals in Pembrokeshire, as well as to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak MP, and other UK and Welsh Ministers including First Minister Mark Drakeford. The runner-up designs will also feature on the card.
Stephen Crabb MP commented:
“I was delighted with all the entries to my Christmas Card competition – there were some really excellent designs all drawn using coloured pencils and felt-tip pens. There was so much creativity and imagination expressed around the theme of ‘A Pembrokeshire Christmas’ - some more traditional than others. The pictures of the surfing Santa’s that were entered certainly made me smile. It was such a tough choice and I’m pleased that I have been able to include both runner-up pictures in the card as well.”
“ I managed to get a photo with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with Ava’s puffin picture earlier this week. He was really impressed by her drawing and he is looking forward to seeing the design turned into a Christmas card which will be delivered over the next few weeks.”