THE ARTISTIC talent of a Rugby schoolboy is being displayed on mantlepieces and tables around the borough after he won the competition to design his local MP’s Christmas card.
Kane Firkins, nine, of Rugby Free Primary School won Mark Pawsey’s annual Christmas card competition with his painting of a bauble on a Christmas tree – beating over 80 entries from primary schools across the constituency.
The card, which features Kane’s design on the front, will be sent to charities, organisations and businesses throughout Mr Pawsey’s Rugby and Bulkington constituency.
Kane and his family will also be invited to visit Parliament once Coronavirus restrictions allow them to do so, where they will be treated to a tour of the Palace of Westminster followed by tea on the terrace with Mr Pawsey.
This year’s runners up were Olly Brown from Boughton Leigh Junior School, Caitlin Aston from The Revel C of E Primary School, and Ilsa Brown from Rugby Free Primary School. Their designs are featured on the inside of the card.
Mr Pawsey said: “I was once again delighted to receive so many wonderful designs from local children. As ever, picking a winner from the entries was very challenging.
“Many of the designs reflected the changes in our lives over the past year, with festive characters wearing masks or reminders of the importance of social distancing.
“However, I felt that Kane’s design of a traditional Christmas tree was very artistic and a worthy winner.”
Unlike in previous years, the entries cannot be displayed in Rugby Library because of Coronavirus restrictions. Visit www.markpawsey.org.uk to view the four prize-winning designs.