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Highfield School student wins MP’s first annual Christmas card competition


Leah-Marie, aged 11, a student at Highfield School, Ossett, has won Simon Lightwood MP’s first annua Christmas card competition, winning tickets to Wakefield Theatre Royal’s Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington.


In October, Mr Lightwood launched his first annual Christmas card competition and invited all primary schools within his constituency to take part, with the winning entry to be used as his official Christmas card.


The Christmas card competition has proven to be an overwhelming success, with more than 250 students submitting their artwork for consideration.


As the winning entry, Leah-Marie has won tickets to see Wakefield Theatre Royal’s spectacular Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington, which is running between 6th December and 31st December. Tickets are available for purchase here.


During a recent visit to Highfield School, Mr Lightwood thanked Leah-Marie in person for submitting her fantastic design and presented her with her prize. Every child who entered the competition will also receive a certificate from Mr Lightwood, to thank them for their participation.


Simon Lightwood MP says:


“I’ve been completely blown away by the number of amazing Christmas card designs I’ve been sent. Picking just one winner was hard, but Leah-Marie’s entry really stood out.


“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the boys and girls that took part – my office staff and I have enjoyed looking through all your fantastic designs, and I’m so grateful that you took the time and the effort to participate in my competition.


“I’d also like to thank the wonderful Wakefield Theatre Royal, who kindly donated tickets to their Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington, and provided my competition with such a wonderful prize. Tickets are selling quickly, so make sure you snap up yours’ soon!”

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