Talented Ramsgate youngster designs official Christmas card for his school

Talented Loki with headmistress Taralee Kennedy

A talented 10-year-old from Ramsgate has designed the official Christmas card for his school.

Loki Jaye Simpson, who is 11 on Wednesday, has used his creative skills for the St Nicholas-at-Wade Primary School card which was sent out to teachers, governors and other officials.

The Year 6 pupil has loved art since he was a baby, making his first painting when he was a one-year-old.

He previously attended the Kent Talents Art Studio & Gallery in Broadstairs for lessons. Now, after realising that he preferred pencil and ink to painting, he concentrates, on his art work at home and is working on personal projects for his portfolio.

Loki has won several awards including Rotary Club art competitions that are held annually. He has also received praise from peers, friends and family and now his teacher Mr Neal.

Headmistress Taralee Kennedy, who has been in the role since September, has  taken an interest in Loki’s work and recommended to his dad John that the youngster should pursue a scholarship in the arts for his secondary school choice.

John said: “Loki is hoping to attend a local arts school in in 2023 for year 7 but has assessments through spring next year to see if he will be accepted into a school that specialises in the arts and offers him a scholarship.”

The youngster hoping to attend St Edmunds school in Canterbury but is confident that whatever school he attends he will pursue art in some form or another.

Loki’s sister Sakuri Simpson, nine, is also a budding artist but is pursuing theatre school and dance with local production group Regency.


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