Karmila wins Sheffield card competition

Karmila Salleh & Darren Pearce
Karmila Salleh & Darren Pearce
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An official design for the e-Christmas card for Meadowhall Shopping Centre has been selected, after much discussion.

Meadowhall Shopping Centre asked Sheffield schoolchildren to help them design a special Christmas card this year – and they weren’t disappointed with the response that they received.

Hundreds of pupils from Tinsley Meadows Primary School, Sheffield, put pen and crayon to paper to come up with their own original Christmas designs, using colour, glitter, glue and all kinds of ideas in a bid to catch the judges’ eyes.

Finalists were chosen from each of the infant classes - not an easy job as standards of work were high.

But decisions were made, and each finalist received a Toys “R” Us goody bag from Meadowhall Shopping Centre Director Darren Pearce, at a special awards assembly held in the school.

The overall winning design that was chosen is by Karmila Salleh and will be used by the shopping centre as its official e-Christmas Card this year. The talented seven-year-old also received a £50 Gift Card to spend in Toys “R” Us at her leisure.

Karmila’s design shows Father Christmas speeding across the wintry sky in his reindeer-driven sleigh, with a Christmas tree, a snowman and a cheery festive message written at the lower end of the card.

Mr Pearce said: “We really enjoyed looking through all the designs but it was incredibly hard to choose the finalists, let alone the winner!

“Meadowhall enjoys a very close relationship with Tinsley Meadows Primary School and this is a particularly lovely time of the year to go into the school.”

Headteacher Rebecca Webb from Tinsley Meadows Primary School added: “The children were very excited about the competition, which was perfect timing as it fitted in with our Christmas art activities within the classroom.”