Pupils art skills praised by mayor

Louie Arnold, 11, from Pot Kiln Primary School was named the winner of the annual Sudbury Christmas card competition.''Pictured being given his certificate by Sudbury mayor Jack Owen ANL-151118-122702001
Louie Arnold, 11, from Pot Kiln Primary School was named the winner of the annual Sudbury Christmas card competition.''Pictured being given his certificate by Sudbury mayor Jack Owen ANL-151118-122702001

Sudbury mayor Jack Owen has praised the artistic talents of children from the Sudbury area after a brilliant response to annual Christmas card competition.

In total 329 children from primary schools in Sudbury and surrounding villages took part, with Louie Arnold chosen as the overall winner.

Mr Owen was full of praise for the 11-year-old’s design.

“We thought it really showed what we would like a card for Sudbury to look like,” he said.

As well as being given a certificate, a framed picture of his design and a prize, Louie, from Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard, will now see his design printed as the mayor’s Christmas card.

It will be sent to Mr Owen’s friends, as well as colleagues, and dignitaries across the country, including the Queen.

He will also get the chance to switch on the town’s Christmas lights alongside Mr Owen at the switch on ceremony on November 27.

Mr Owen reserved special praise for Great Cornard, which he said excelled in the competition.

Overall there were 17 highly commended entrants. Sophie Allen, 10, and Sophia Longhurst, 8, came joint fourth, Lily Irvine, 10 was third a Daisy Sheppard, 10 came second.