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Children's artwork chosen by MPs for official Christmas cards

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Sunday 15th December 2013
Councillor Charlie Wraith and MP Michael Dugher with card competition winner Sophie Lee and runners up Olivia Horsfield and Brooke Hancock.

Two school pupils were delighted when their artwork was chosen by Barnsley's MPs to be used as their official Christmas cards.

Keane Robinson, nine, of Athersley North Primary, was picked by Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis and Sophie Lee, nine, from Churchfield Primary in Cudworth, was Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher's chosen winner.

They were picked because their designs showed the importance of Christmas. Mr Jarvis asked students at Atherlsey North to enter after choosing to focus on just one school.

He said: "Keane did a fantastic drawing, 'Christmas Hand Tree', which shows the importance of Christmas by incorporating the hands of his mother, father and baby brother in his design, as well as his own.


"My card will be sent out to many people in Barnsley and further afield, so Keane's brilliant design will be seen by a wide audience showcasing the fantastic young talent we have here in Barnsley."

Sophie Lee impressed Mr Dugher and his panel of judges and the MP visited the school last Friday to present her with a framed copy of her design and Tesco vouchers.


Runners up Olivia Horsfield, ten, and Brooke Hancock, six, were presented with book vouchers.
Mr Dugher said: "This is the fourth year I have run the competition and and I'm really pleased with the amount of interest and the number of schools which have taken part.

"Sophie Lee's design is excellent and I'm really happy that i can use it as my official Christmas card.


"All entries were of such a high standard, it just goes to show what creative and talented children we have in Barnsley."

Mr Dugher also visited Shafton Primary Academy, Birdwell Primary, Wombwell Park Street Primary and Kings Oak Primary where school winners and runners up were presented with book vouchers.

He will also visit All Saints Academy, High View Primary, West Meadows Primary and Hoyland Common Primary.

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Posted by Marco I Tue 24th Dec 2013 at 11:12am

Your photo published here is somehow misleading. I can see only one pupil here but not the others. It would be nice if you can fix it. Anyway congradulation to Sophie and Keane, both are excellent!