Every year children from the primary schools across the constituency are invited to take part in a competition to design the Christmas card that the MP for Edinburgh South will send out. This year over 1300 children representing 15 schools, took part, and the standard of the entries was extremely high. A winner was chosen (with great difficulty, it must be said) from each class, then one from each school, and finally from that shortlist Angela Allen, manager of Sainsbury’s at Cameron Toll, sponsors of the competition, chose the overall winner.
On Saturday 4th December a small ceremony was held at Sainsbury’s where, despite the snow of that week, the school winners and their families came along. Each school winner was presented with a prize generously donated by Sainsbury’s of a Harry Potter memory game. They also received a winner’s certificate and every class will be given a selection box of sweets to share.
The overall winner is James O’Donnell from St John Vianney Primary School. His well deserved prize was a Nintendo DSI.
This was Ian’s first Christmas Card Competition, and it is due to be a favourite annual fixture.