Local boy designs MP’s Christmas card
A Croydon North student has won the competition to design a Christmas card for Steve Reed MP. Lewis Dyges, 10, was awarded first prize during a special assembly at his school, Gonville Primary Academy in Thornton Heath. Steve Reed awarded Lewis a certificate, a gift-wrapped prize and a printed copy of his winning design, with two runners-up also receiving certificates.
Students at Gonville Primary Academy entered the competition to design the MP’s 2013 Christmas card earlier in the year. Lewis Dyges’ winning design has been printed and delivered to community leaders across Croydon North, with all costs paid by the GMB trade union. Lewis and the runners-up, Layomi Osinowo and Aluel Omer Garang Yak Tong, were thrilled to receive certificates recognising the high quality of their designs.
Commenting after the special assembly, Steve Reed MP said: “I was astonished by the very high standard of entries this year. It was very hard to pick a winner, but Lewis’s design stood out for its use of colour, visual impact and a very Christmassy feel. Lewis is clearly a very talented young man and I hope he and all the other children who entered the competition have a very happy Christmas.”
Lewis told Mr Reed he thought his mum would be very proud that he’d won, and he decided to save his gift-wrapped prize to open on Christmas Day.