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CONTEST WINNER: Bushey student brings seasonal cheer to Hertsmere

 Published on: 20th November 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey school pupil has won Hertsmere Borough Council’s annual seasonal card competition after submitting his design of Father Christmas in his sleigh pulled by a team of reindeers, all wearing face masks.

More than 50 entries were received from primary school youngsters in this year’s competition.

Four children were chosen to receive prizes and attend a virtual presentation with the Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere, councillor Anne Swerling, on Monday, November 16.

Ten-year-old Edie Cogger, from Bushey Manor Junior School, and eight-year-old Nathan Mgbor, from Ladbrooke JMI School in Potters Bar have been named overall winners of this year’s contest.

Edie’s design of Father Christmas in his sleigh wearing a face mask has been earmarked as the council’s corporate card. While Nathan’s colourful image showing different festive figures emerging from some wrapping was named as the Mayor of Hertsmere’s card.

Cllr Swerling said: “This year has been challenging for all of us, so it was particularly heartening to see so many wonderfully creative designs submitted for our seasonal card competition.

“The standard of entries was very high and I want to thank everyone who took part. We really appreciate the support our competition receives from schools and the local community each year.

“I had the honour of judging the entries and speaking to the winners virtually after our Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Cynthia Barker, so sadly passed away in September.

“It would have been a task Cynthia would have loved to do and I’m sorry she wasn’t here to be involved, but I know she would have been happy with the choices made.”

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