Christ Church primary pupil Darcie wins MP’s Christmas card contest

Craig presenting Christ Church CE Junior School pupil, Darcie, with her winner’s certificate and her winning card

Primary pupils in Thanet have been getting creative in a bid to be chosen as the winner of MP Craig Mackinlay;s Christmas card competition.

In the Autumn, Craig asked all primary schools in his constituency to invite their pupils to design the Christmas cards that he will be sending family, friends and other MPs.

Craig, with the help of constituency staff in his Broadstairs’ Office, agreed which of the children’s designs should be featured on the card.

Darcie’s card

The winner was Darcie from Christ Church CE Junior School in Ramsgate. Craig visited the school last week to present Darcie with her winner’s certificate and also met with the school council.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary pupil Natalie’s runner up card

The runners up were Natalie from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Rhiannon of Bromstone Primary School both in Broadstairs.

Craig Mackinlay MP, said: “I am very grateful to all the children in South Thanet who entered my 2017 Christmas card competition.

“This year, as in previous years, I received so many fantastic designs from primary schools around my constituency.

Bromstone Primary School pupil Rhiannon’s card

“The competition is always enjoyable, although, given the depth of artistic talent in South Thanet, choosing a winner is never easy.

“After some thought and consideration, I chose Darcie’s beautiful hand-stitched reindeer. I was also greatly impressed by Natalie’s pretty crayoned Christmas tree and Rhiannon’s dancing penguins so I have chosen these as my runners-up.

“Very well done to Darcie, Natalie and Rhiannon and my sincere thanks and best wishes for Christmas to all who took part.”

The 2017 entrants can all be viewed on Craig’s website.