Fareham pupils get creative for Christmas card competition

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Children from Fareham schools have been getting creative as they competed to design their new MP’s first parliamentary Christmas card.

Suella Fernandes invited pupils to submit designs for the card.

The card will then be sent out to hundreds of local people, organisations and businesses.

There were nearly 100 entries, including many from Titchfield Primary, Northern Junior and Heathfield schools.

Ms Fernandes chose the winning entry, which is by Ruby Johnson, 10, from Titchfield Primary School.

The winning design depicts a home decorated for Christmas with presents, including a train set under the Christmas tree, and a snowy scene outside.

Ruby will now receive a special House of Commons certificate and a prize donated by local company Segensworth Automobiles.

The Fareham firm has also kindly offered to pay for the card to be printed and posted.

Fareham MP Fernandes was delighted with the number of entries and found it hard to pick a winner.

She said:‘I was really impressed by the quality of all the entries, and thank all the schools and children who took part for all their hard work.

‘It was very difficult to choose a winner, but in the end I thought Ruby’s design had a lovely homely feel to it, and is very 

‘I’m delighted that her work will now be seen by a wide range of local people across Fareham.

‘And she deserves to be very proud of herself.’

She also thanked the local firms who got on board for the competition.

She said: ‘I’m very grateful to 
Segensworth for supporting the competition.

‘They’re a great local business who I’ve been pleased to use myself, as are local printers Nettl who have given excellent service producing the card.

‘I’m proud we have such great local firms in Fareham, and I’ve been pleased to partner with them.’