Ellie draws the top card

St Michael’s Primary School in Stoke Gifford celebrated a big win for one of their pupils whose design was picked by Metro Mayor Dan Norris in his annual Christmas card competition.

Bradley Stoke Voice received the news just after our January issue had gone to press, however we thought Ellie’s achievement was so impressive that we wanted to share it with our readers, even though the Christmas period has now passed.

Thousands of youngsters got creative in the Mayor’s Christmas contest to create some fantastic festive drawings, with the Mayor revealing the final winner.

After judging thousands of entries, eight-year-old Ellie Walters’ design of a festive dog saw off stiff competition to win. The card was sent to people and organisations right across the West of England and the UK, including to King Charles III in Buckingham Palace.

Mr Norris said: “Well done to everyone who took part, we really do have some talented youngsters in the West. It was wonderful to see all their brilliant drawings and festive pictures.”