Adele Woof, of Eden Housing
Association, with winning designers Imogen Rolfe and Rachel
Grierson, from Skelton School, and deputy headteacher Fiona
PUPILS in schools in Eden took part in a Christmas card
competition organised by Eden Housing Association (EHA) and winners
were announced at special school assemblies.
The youngsters were required to create a design which could be
used as a Christmas card for the association.
Schools in the Eden district were invited to take part and, in
total, there were more than 185 entries.
The overall winner was Rachel Grierson, of Skelton School, whose
design is at the printers and is being turned into the Eden Housing
Association 2012 Christmas card.
Adele Woof, the association’s governance and support
co-ordinator, said: “We were very pleased to see several primary and
secondary schools taking part and were delighted at the level of
creativity we saw.
“Winners came from schools right across the district from High
Hesket and Skelton primary schools and Kirkby Stephen Grammar
School. Congratulations to Rachel on her winning design.
“The standard was very impressive this year and another design
also caught the eye of the judges. The panel of judges felt the
picture created by Imogen Rolfe, also from Skelton School, would be
perfect for the association’s Christmas magazine, which is called
Viewpoint. “This is sent to around 3,000 homes across Cumbria. Her
lovely robin design will feature on the front cover.”
Each of the category winners received vouchers to spend in Argos
and because Rachel Grierson was the overall winner, Skelton School
also received a cheque for £50.
The age group winners were: Under-7: Zoe Nelson, High Hesket
Primary School; 7-11: Rachel Grierson, Skelton School; 12-16:
Rebekah Walsh, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School.
For more information contact Eden Housing Association on 01768
861400 or visit www.edenha.org.uk.