MEMBERS of Catshill First School’s Key Stage Two School Council are celebrating after winning the competition to design MP Sajid Javid’s Christmas card.
The youngsters used fingerprint painting and collage materials to showcase different snowmen characters. The runners up were Kyle Dickson, eight, from Charford First School, Emily Rippin, four , from The Coppice Primary School and Callie Harris, seven, from Meadows First School.
The winners were chosen by a panel made up of Tony Turpin from Avoncroft Arts Society, Lesley Macpherson from Allan Morris Estate Agents and Richard Nokes from Bromsgrove Printing Company, which also printed the cards.
Mr Javid has run the competition every year since he was elected in 2010 and the winning design has been sent out to hundreds of people, including the Royal Family and Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Javid visited each of the winning schools to thank the children for their entries and award them ‘goodie bag’ prizes, which included items from the House of Commons official gift shop. Youngsters from Meadows also sang one of the songs from their Nativity for the MP.
Mr Javid said he was delighted to see such a high standard of entries and added: “The judges were particularly impressed by the range of techniques used by the children at Catshill First School – a great adaption of the classic fingerprint painting.”
He thanked everyone who took part and said he was proud to showcase the talents of Bromsgrove schoolchildren.
MP Sajid Javid with Callie Harris. s