Coldstream Primary School pupil’s design to feature on council’s 2019 Christmas card

Poppy (centre) with runner ups Finlay Carry and Aurla Leifer
Poppy (centre) with runner ups Finlay Carry and Aurla Leifer

A colourful festive scene produced by a Coldstream Primary School pupil has been chosen as the council’s official Christmas card for 2019.

Poppy Feller’s stylish design won the competition, which was picked by a team of judges made up of Councillors, teachers and education staff.

The winners, all from Coldstream Primary School, were:

· First place, Poppy Feller - winning a £25 book token

· Second place, Finlay Carry - winning a £15 book token

· Third place, Aurla Leifer - winning a £10 book token

The design will feature on Council Convener David Parker’s Christmas card, with 98 per cent of the cards being sent electronically.

Councillor Parker said: “We choose a different school each year to run our Christmas card competition, and it was fantastic to visit Coldstream Primary School this festive season.

“It was a really difficult decision to settle on the winning design, but Poppy’s stylish and colourful scene proved the most popular.”

He added: “A big thank you to headteacher Chris Reid and his hard-working staff for helping to co-ordinate the competition and for their warm welcome when we attended the school.”

Headteacher Mr Reid said: “We were delighted to be chosen for this year’s Christmas card contest and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed getting in the Christmas spirit producing their designs.”