ASSEMBLY Member Ken Skates and MP Susan Elan Jones are encouraging schoolchildren in Clwyd South to show their artistic side by designing their own Christmas cards.
The political duo may have only just returned to Cardiff and Westminster after their summer breaks, but they are already inviting pupils of every infant and primary school in the constituency to get into the festive spirit and enter their annual competition.
The winning design, which will be picked by First Minister Carwyn Jones, will become the Labour pair’s official Christmas card and will be sent out to constituents, businesses, schools and voluntary groups in Wrexham and Denbighshire.
Last year’s winner was Jack Warburton from Rhosymedre Community Primary School, whose card was chosen out of hundreds of entries. Clwyd South AM Mr Skates said: “There were so many fantastic designs last year and we’re hoping to give the First Minister an even more difficult choice this time!
“The children in Clwyd South always throw themselves in to this competition and their creativity is encouraged by our dedicated teachers. I’m sure this year will be no different, and I’m looking forward to seeing the entries come flooding in.”
MP Ms Jones added: “The competition gives us a good opportunity to engage with young people in Clwyd South, and it’s a fun way for them to learn a little bit about who represents them. The competition closes on Friday, November 1, so the sooner the children get cracking the better!”
Prospective Picassos should ask their teachers to send their designs to Mr Skates’ constituency office at Unit 19, The Malthouse, Regent Street, Llangollen, LL20 8HS.