FOUR children will be sending a very personal ‘Happy Christmas’ to the Prime Minister.
These colourful cards have been designed by four local children and have been delivered to the office of David Cameron.
The children all went wild with crayons, pens and sticky tape to create their own Christmas cards, which were entered into MP George Hollingbery’s annual competition to find the best festive card from a local school.
There were four age categories for the competition that was open to all schools in the Meon Valley constituency, which stretches from Bishop’s Waltham to Waterlooville.
The winners were: Sam Horn, 13, from Swanmore College of Technology; Aiden Griffiths, eight, from Rachel Madocks School, Cowplain; Jessie Walker, seven, from Hart Plain Junior School and Jagoda Giesvz, six, from Horndean Infant School.
Sam’s design was a snowflake and Aiden used his hand to make a reindeer image.
Jessie drew a nativity scene and Jagoda decided on a snowman for her card design.
The children and their parents enjoyed a visit to the Houses of Parliament as part of their prize, enjoying tea on the terrace and rubbing shoulders with political leaders.
Mr Hollingbery said: ‘It was wonderful to meet the children up at Westminster.
‘They even got to see the office of the Prime Minister where we dropped off the cards that they had signed for him.
‘They were fascinated by the lone sandwich and half-finished drink on the boardroom table – the Prime Minister’s lunch no less!
‘It was fair to say they were pretty impressed.’
The children’s teachers said they were very proud of them.
Becky Greenhalgh, headteacher at Horndean Infant School, said Jagoda’s winning card was pride of place in her school.
She said: ‘When she won, we were all just ecstatic.
‘We were so pleased for her and so pleased for the school.
‘It’s lovely – a typical children’s Christmas card.’
She added: ‘She was so excited to be going to the Houses of Parliament.
‘George made it very special for her.
‘We all celebrated her achievement in our assembly.’