It’s on the cards

Anna with Hafsah and Jack, along with politicians Mr Macintosh and Mr Murphy.
Anna with Hafsah and Jack, along with politicians Mr Macintosh and Mr Murphy.

ONE young lass has encapsulated Christmas for the people of East Renfrewshire.

Anna Baird (10), from Kirkhill primary school, has won a competition, set up by Jim Murphy MP and Ken Macintosh MSP, to design a Christmas card for both politicians’ offices.

Anna’s winning entry displayed both artistic talent and a sense of humour.

Runners-up were 9-year-old Hafsah Bibi Shaikh from Carolside primary and Jack Porter (10) from Carlibar primary.

There was an awards ceremony held in Eastwood Gallery where the winners received prizes donated by Asda Newton Mearns.

The competition brought in hundreds of entries, from the primary 6 classes from the 20 primary schools across East Renfrewshire, and these will be on display at Eastwood Gallery until December 21.

Ken Macintosh MSP, speaking at the ceremony, said: “Speaking as someone with little or no artistic ability, I am always incredibly impressed by the standard of entry to our Christmas card competition.

“This year is no exception and Anna’s Christmas card is both colourful and witty, Jack and Hafsah were close runners-up and I would like to thank all the pupils who took the time to send us their designs.”

Jim Murphy MP added: “Christmas is such a special time of the year and it is great to have so many lovely designs for our Christmas card competition.

“Ken and I are grateful to Asda for supporting us with prizes this year and to all the schools across the constituency who enabled their primary 6 pupils to take part.

“The card with all three pictures wil be sent to constituents and politicians all over the country.”