South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, this week is launching his annual Christmas Card Competition. Mr Costa will be writing to all primary schools within South Leicestershire this week inviting them to take part in the competition.
A record number of schools entered the competition last year with the winner being Reggie Welham from Dunton Bassett Primary School with his festive robin design. First runner up in last years competition was Lotte Bowes from Gilmorton Chandler C of E Primary School and the Second Runner-up was Neave Haines from Greenfield Primary School – both Runner-up designs were featured on the reverse of the cards.
Alberto said “I am extremely delighted to be hosting the Christmas card competition again this year. The card will be sent out to hundreds of people across the constituency. I am thankful to all children who took part last year and it is fantastic that local schools can become involved in this competition. This is a great opportunity for children across the primary schools to showcase their artistic talents.”
The competition, which will again be sponsored by Stoney Stanton based Color Gas, will invite all primary schools to take part in designing a festive handwritten picture which will be the MP’s official Christmas Card which will be sent to stakeholders throughout the constituency and nationally.
Alberto added “I am so pleased that Calor Gas are again kindly sponsoring my competition and am very grateful to them for this, they are a fine example of a great business in South Leicestershire. Last year we had more entries than ever before and I hope the competition is even more successful this year, I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the festive entries from all the primary schools in South Leicestershire.”
Picture above shows Alberto with Mrs Jo Blackburn, Head Teacher of Dunton Bassett Primary School, last year’s Christmas Card Competition Winner, Reggie Welham, and Mr Ally Statham, Distribution Manager of Calor Gas Stoney Stanton.