A Primary School student from Darlington has been picked as the winner of Ron Hogg’s Christmas Card competition.
Ten year old Jessica Ivy Sweet, who attends St Georges C of E Academy in Middleton St George, won the annual competition organised by Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) for County Durham and Darlington. Ron was been working with in partnership with the Durham Constabulary school engagement dogs. The dogs, Jet and Ben, visit primary schools across the force area to give information to pupils about community safety and ‘stranger danger’.
This year there were over 500 entries to the competition, with some schools submitting entries from every pupil.
Ron said: "Congratulations to Jessica for her lovely, colourful and creative design. With so many excellent entries it was really hard to pick a winner this year. Jessica’s design captured both festive fun and a strong community safety message.”
Ron is using Jessica’s winning design for his official PCVC Christmas card. The card will be sent to friends and colleagues of Mr Hogg throughout the country.
Ron gave Jessica her prize at a School Assembly on Tuesday 27h November 2018. Ron was joined by Jet and Ben and their handler Claire Kerr. He presented her with a certificate, chocolates, and a pack of cards featuring her winning design, and a Mountain Bike, kindly supplied by Durham Agency Against Crime.
Ron said: "A big thank you to all those who took part across County Durham and Darlington, and to parents and teachers for encouraging the children to get involved.”
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Photo (L-R): PCVC Ron Hogg, PCVC with winner Jessica Sweet and her mum Mrs Sweet.
Posted on Tuesday 4th December 2018