London: The winners of the Tower Hamlets Christmas card competition have been chosen. A lunch party for the talented youngsters was hosted by Mayor John Biggs and Chief Executive, Will Tuckley, earlier this week.
Approximately 300 entries were received from schools all over Tower Hamlets. The entries featured sights and scenes ranging from nativity scenes to winter wonderlands and Father Christmas and his reindeer.
The children have had their designs produced into actual cards which will now be the official Mayor’s Christmas cards for this year.
The winning design for the Mayor’s card comes from eight year-old Alessandro Tersi at St Elizabeth Catholic Primary School. His card featured a fantastic scene of Tower Bridge.
Sayed Islam, also 8, from Ben Jonson Primary School’s striking design of a polar bear was selected for Tower Hamlets Chief Executive, Will Tuckley’s card.
Kamran Ahmed aged 6 from Osmani Primary School showed a lovely Christmas montage for Debbie Jones, Corporate Director of Children’s Services card.
Mayor John Biggs said:
“It was a difficult competition to judge as we had so many great entries.
“In the end, I chose a card which showed one of the great landmarks in Tower Hamlets and I was very impressed by the creativity of someone so young.
“I would like to thanks all the children for taking the time to design and send in their cards.”
Tower Hamlets Chief Executive, Will Tuckley, added:
“We are very fortunate to have such talented children in Tower Hamlets. I was delighted by the variety and quality of the entries that came into the Town Hall.
“I am very pleased with my design and would like to thank Sayed for doing a grand job. I also need to extend my thanks to the teachers and parents who joined in and made it all possible.”