Winners of Norman Baker’s Christmas Card Competition announced

LEWES MP Norman Baker has announced the winners of his annual Christmas Card Competition.

Every year Mr Baker encourages the primary schools in his constituency to get their pupils to design either the front cover of the card or write the poem for the inside.

Each year has a different theme, and this time around it was ‘Christmas in the Future’.

The winning design and poem features on Mr Baker’s Christmas card this year, and the children who produced the winning entries will receive a book token and a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Prizes were also awarded for second place, as well as a ‘best in school’ for every school that entered.

The MP received a huge response to his competition this year, with 13 schools from across his constituency contributing more than 250 entries.

Mr Baker said: “The artwork and poetry from the pupils was of a very high standard this year, and I was very impressed to see how pupils had interpreted the theme.

“With such fantastic entries, it was difficult to pick the winners, but I eventually settled on a design by Mia Barlow, of Rodmell Primary School, and a poem by Grace Brock, of St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Chailey.”

He has thanked the specialist children’s bookshop, Bags of Books, South Street, Lewes, for donating the competition prizes.

Mia’s eye-catching design shows a robot family getting ready for Christmas – complete with a robot cat.

Grace looked far into the future to come up with a poem which also had a robot theme.

She wrote:

The robot carol singers are singing at my door,

I would give them a mince pie,

but they do not exist anymore,

so the robots walk away with a sigh.

Rudolph’s nose has lost its shine,

he’s fed up with his chores,

but Santa still likes his wine,

although he’s decided to deliver presents through doors.

But it’s not all bad,

the family still get together,

we are actually very glad,

and we think it will be snowy weather.