As reported in today's Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has announced the school winners of this year’s Christmas Card Competition. These school winners will now form a shortlist from which an overall winner will be selected. These school winners and runners up from each school will all receive a prize, as does the school for entering. The designer of the overall winning card will receive a special prize and so will their school. All these prizes are possible thanks to the generous support of the card’s sponsors.
The best design will be used as Michael’s official 2014 Christmas card, which will be sent to hundreds of local businesses, civic leaders, politicians and voluntary groups. It is the fifth year in succession that Michael has run the competition and it is hugely popular with both pupils and staff.
The schools winners are:
Millie Cawthorn, age 10, from Birdwell Primary School
Rhea Goose, age 11, from Birkwood Primary School
Ella Clayton, age 11, Churchfield Primary School
Madison Clare, age 7, Hoyland Common Primary School
Jake Fisher, age 8, from Hunningley Primary School
Alaska Pancott, age 8, from Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre
Lucas Wanless, age 7, from St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School
Jaylen Lang, age 10, West Meadows Primary School
Eve Hatfield, age 9, from Worsbrough Common Primary School
Over the next few weeks Michael will visit all the schools to present prizes and certificates to the shortlisted school winners and school runners-up.
The competition will be judged by Michael and the following supporters and sponsors:
Councillor Tim Shepherd, Mayor of Barnsley.
Louise McCabe, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and staff at ASOS.
Oliver Stephenson, Chairman, and staff at Carlton Brick.
Vin Roffe, at Forge Community Partnership.
Steve Lo, Managing Director, at Lo’s Pharmacy.
Guy Mason, Head of Corporate Affairs, at Wm Morrison PLC.
Staff at Safestyle Manufacturing & Logistics.
Martyn Davis, Group Managing Director at Symphony.
Adam Williams, Corporate Affairs Manager at TESCO.
Laraine Parkin and Betty Varley at West Bank House Community Association.
Commenting, Michael said:
“Yet again the competition shows what talented young people we have in Barnsley and everyone who took part from our local schools can feel really proud."
“I’d like to thank all of the children for their entries this year, they were all brilliant and having to choose just one winner from each school was really tough. I would also like to thank the sponsors for their support, without them it would not be possible to run this fantastic competition.”