Posted: Sat 10th Dec 2016

Tour of the Houses of Parliament for Connah’s Quay Christmas card design winner

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016

A card that will be sent to businesses and organisations across Alyn and Deeside as well as First Minister Carwyn Jones has been designed by a Connah’s Quay pupil.

Leala Clark of Ysgol Bryn Deva is the winner of Carl Sargeant AM and Mark Tami MP’s annual search for a winning design for their Christmas card.

Hannah Butler of Saltney Ferry Primary School came second and Ruby Wall of Sandycroft Primary School came third. Entries were received from 14 primary schools.

Leala wins travel to London and a tour of the Houses of Parliament with Mark Tami, a generous gift card and chocolates.

The two runners up plus eleven other children who won best design for their school also received substantial gift cards and chocolates.

Ruby Wall, Sandycroft Primary School (third place), Carl Sargeant AM, Leala Clark, Ysgol Bryn Deva (first place), Mark Tami MP, Hannah Butler, Saltney Ferry Primary School (second place)

The prize-giving took place at Toyota on Deeside Industrial Estate.

Mark Tami told the assembled children, teachers and parents:

“We’ve had a huge volume of entries of a very high standard, so thank you very much for taking part. The winning design is a very cheerful Christmas scene which we’re delighted to have on our cards.”

Carl Sargeant said:

“We’re really pleased to be with you all this morning. Mark and I searched through almost 500 pictures so never underestimate how well you have all done.

“This competition brings everyone together and is a wonderful start to the Christmas festivities. We’d like to thank our sponsors Toyota, Edward Homes, Hanson Cement, Coleg Cambria, Dandy’s Topsoil, Invicta Public Affairs and Ifor Williams Trailers for making this possible.”

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