Abbots Farm pupil wins MP's Christmas card competition - The Rugby Observer

Abbots Farm pupil wins MP's Christmas card competition

Andy Morris 23rd Dec, 2017   0

THE ‘BRIGHT and lively’ Christmas card designed by a young Rugby schoolgirl has been delivered to local organisations, businesses, charities and community groups after she won Rugby MP Mark Pawsey’s Christmas card competition.

Lyra Harper of Abbots Farm Infant School beat around 100 entries from schools across Rugby, and her winning design adorns seasonal greetings sent out by Rugby’s MP.

The winning design by Lyra Harper. (s)

Lyra, along with the three runners up whose pictures are featured inside Mark’s card, joined the local MP for a presentation ceremony at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum where all of the entries were displayed.

Mark presented each of the winners with a special prize from the House of Commons and a certificate to commemorate their achievement.




As the winner of the competition, Lyra also won a visit to Westminster, where she and her family will be treated to a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Mr Pawsey said: “Once again, children from schools across Rugby sent a great many excellent entries for my annual Christmas Card competition.


“The quality is always very high and this year was no exception. Every child who entered should be proud because they were all really great designs which made it very difficult to choose a winner.

“I chose Lyra’s entry because it was so bright and lively and really captures the feeling of Christmas. I have already received very positive feedback from people who have received the card so Lyra should be really proud of her work.”

The runners up this year were Tanya Menon from St Maries Before and After School Club, Niya Koleva from Boughton Leigh Infant School, and Chloe Elise Quilley from Paddox Primary School.

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