17 DEC 2013

Helen Grant announces winner of Christmas card competition

Helen Grant MP, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald, announced the winner of her festive Christmas card competition on Friday, and surprised the talented student by attending her school assembly to present her with a prize.

Having invited children in primary schools across Maidstone and The Weald to send in their Christmas card designs, Helen chose the entry from Tegan Salter, of Sandling Primary School, as the overall winner.

Visiting Sandling Primary School in time for their afternoon assembly, Helen thanked all the children who took part, and presented Tegan with her prize, which consisted of a large tin of chocolates, a House of Commons teddy bear, and a pencil case, rubber and ruler. Helen also invited Tegan, her parents, and Sandling School's art teacher, to come and visit her in Westminster.

The winning design depicts Santa Claus on his sleigh with his reindeer flying through the night's sky, and will now be used as Helen's official Christmas card this year.

Speaking at Sandling Primary School, Helen Grant MP said:

"I have received many wonderful designs, and choosing a favourite was a difficult task. However, Tegan was a very worthy winner and I hope that she enjoys her prize and continues to develop her creative abilities.

I was incredibly impressed with the artistic talent on show in my constituency, and I would like to thank all of the schools and students who took part in this year's competition."

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