Flax Hill pupil designs card to be used by Tamworth MP

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher has announced the winners of his Christmas Card Competition for 2020.

The annual competition sees primary school children across Tamworth create a design for the front of Mr Pincher’s card which he will send out to people including the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

After a fierce competition with many designs, Mr Pincher chose a card by Autumn, from Flax Hill Junior Academy.

He also named two runner-ups – Isla (Thomas Barnes) and Peggy (Flax Hill), whose designs will be used on the back of the cards.

This years’ prize includes a framed copy of the winning design printed on a card, a House of Commons Teddy Bear and the opportunity to visit Parliament for a tour with their family. The two runners up have received a special surprise present too.

Mr Pincher said: “I know this has been a year like no other, for all of us including school pupils.

“The change to virtual learning, then back to school in year or class bubbles and some are experiencing learning from home again. It has been nice to be able to keep to one of my annual traditions of inviting Tamworth’s school children to design my card.

“I had more entrants than I have ever had before and picking a winner was really tough. So many pupils sent me colourful drawings and I could tell they had great fund drawing them.

Executive Headteacher Mr Richard Lane of Flax Hill Junior Academy added: “We are so pleased that children from Flax Hill Junior Academy have been chosen especially as we are a school that encourages all aspects of a child’s development.

“We work extremely hard to make sure that the children receive excellent art, music and PE lessons and to be chosen for the front and back of the card is a real accolade.”

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