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Pupil's card design is a winner

Catherine Potter with Ron Hogg

A junior school student has been picked as the winner of a Christmas Card competition.

Eight year old Catherine Potter won the competition, hosted by Ron Hogg Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Ron launched the competition at a community event in October this year, with entries being received from local Beaver and Cubs groups, community youth groups and individual entries sent in from children across the Constabulary area.

Ron said: "Congratulations to Catherine for her creative design. It is important to encourage our young people to start thinking about the environment around them and how they can stay safe. The theme of this competition of ‘Staying Safe on Winter Nights' was a great way to do that.”

The winning design has been made into the official PCC Christmas card, which Ron sent to his stakeholders throughout the country.

Ron presented Catherine with a small prize, certificate and a pack of Christmas cards showing her winning design, during her assembly at Bowburn Junior School earlier this week.

Catherine’s mother Emma was delighted with the news. She said: “Catherine picked up the entry form at Mr Hogg’s Superheroes event recently at Sedgefield and I think this is a really good way to get the community involved. Catherine has been really excited that she won the competition although the presentation by Mr Hogg in assembly at school was kept as a lovely surprise.”

Ron said: "A big thank you to all those who took part across County Durham and Darlington, and to parents and community group leaders for encouraging the children to get involved."

A photo gallery of the designs can be viewed on Ron’s website, at: www.durham-pcc.gov.uk.

ENDS

Posted on Thursday 17th December 2015
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