MP full of praise for pupils’ card designs

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South Yorkshire MP John Healey has hailed the schoolchildren who entered his annual Christmas card competition.

Each year, his card, which is sent to hundreds of people, is designed by schoolchildren.

This Christmas, entries were invited from pupils at Wickersley Northfield Primary School, Northfield Lane, Wickersley, Rotherham.

Mr Healey, Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, said: “As always, the standard of entries from the children was high and choosing an actual winner was very difficult.”

The winning design, of a colourful reindeer, was drawn by nine-year-old Madison Lowe.

Mr Healey visited the school to present gifts to the winner and 11 runners-up from classes throughout the school.

Mr Healey said: “I want to thank them all for taking part and for welcoming me to their school.”

The runners-up were: Thomas Baines, age 11; six-year-old Jasmine Bull; Thom Clarke, four; three-year-old Isaak Fazal; Jessica Grey, eight; seven-year-old Lucie Taylor; Jersey Chalack, 11; nine-year-old Sebastian Bellamy; Joseph May, eight; seven-year-old Tristan Woodward; and Mason Wainwright, five.