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A five-year-old primary school pupil has designed an award winning Christmas card that will be used across Suffolk

Wednesday 28th November 2018

A five-year-old primary school pupil has designed an award winning Christmas card that will be used across Suffolk

A five-year-old primary school pupil, who designed an award winning Christmas card that will be used across Suffolk this year, has received a prize for her work from Bishop Martin.  Willow Brown, who attends Wilby Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, near Eye, designed the winning card.

The Church of England in Suffolk invited church schools across the county to enter the Christmas card competition. Entries came in from primary school pupils using a range of techniques to illustrate the Christmas story.

Willow said: "I loved making my card, my angel is beautiful, she is visiting the baby Jesus!”

Bishop Martin, presented Willow with her prize, a Lion book of Read-Together Bible Stories, during a presentation at his home in Ipswich within the last few days (November 23).  Bishop Martin said: “I really like this smiling image of an angel. Angels play an important part in the Bible, as messengers from God, bringing important news to people.  At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus announced by angels to the shepherds, good news for everyone."

Roisin Wiseman, Headteacher at Wilby CEVCP School, said: “I am so pleased that one of our pupils has been successful in winning this competition. Christmas forms an important part of our celebrating together as a church school.”

Jane Sheat, Diocesan Director of Education, added: “Church schools provide children with opportunities to understand the meaning of Christmas and this is one way of helping them to explore what it is all about.  Well done to all those who took part, and congratulations to Willow.”