Christmas Card Success for Ysgol Gymraeg Abercynon Pupil

9 year old Cariad Davies, a pupil at Ysgol Gymraeg Abercynon, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Christmas Card competition held by Cynon Valley’s Ann Clwyd MP and Vikki Howells AM.

Cariad came first for her winning design on this year’s theme of ‘Silent Night’, beating other entrants from schools throughout Cynon Valley with her colourful design.

The competition was open to all local primary schools, and prizes were awarded at a special ceremony in Aberdare Library on Friday 14 December.

Other winners were:-

2nd place: Lily Maund, aged 7, Caegarw Primary School

3rd place: Isabella Hooper, aged 7, Caegarw Primary School

Highly commended: Kyan Jay, aged 9, Pengeulan Primary School; Indie Lewis, aged 7, Ysgol Gymraeg Abercynon; Rhoda Page, aged 9, Pengeulan Primary School

Ann Clwyd MP said:-

“We were very impressed by the quality of this year’s entries. It was a hard decision to pick a winner but we offer our congratulations to Cariad for her excellent winning design.

“I held my first Christmas card competition for local primary school children in 2003 to showcase the talent in Cynon Valley schools. I am glad to work with Vikki to celebrate the work of children and young people in our area.”

Vikki Howells AM said:-

“After receiving so many impressive designs from local schools, Ann and I chose Cariad’s entry which will be used on the Christmas cards we will sending out this December.

“Ann and I want to place on the record our thanks to schools and children who took the time to enter the competition, to library staff for hosting our prize-giving event and to the local businesses whose sponsorship made this possible”.

Special thanks to all the sponsors:- Accessible Wales, Alwyn Rees Motorbody Repairs, Bradleys Coffee, Flowers by Joy and The Morgan Fish Bar.

The winning design will be printed by APC Printers in Hirwaun.