Nine year-old Jane Townsend is celebrating after her artwork was
chosen by Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire
staff to be used for their 2001 Christmas card.
Year 5 pupil at Moseley Primary School in Coundon, Coventry, was
chosen from a large number of entries submitted by local primary
school pupils, and her drawing will now appear on over 1,000
Christmas cards being sent out by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).
Jane was presented with a framed certificate from the LSC
Coventry and Warwickshire along with prizes from Father Christmas
and Ashley Grewcock from the Coventry and Warwickshire Connexions
Artistic Jane, one of the youngest pupils in her year, drew
inspiration from her teenage brother who is at college studying
Jane's mother, Ann, commented:
"I am absolutely delighted that Jane was chosen as the
winner, as she put a lot of work into the winning card, practising
beforehand to get it just right.
"I am extremely proud of her achievement, but I am not
completely surprised as there seems to be a creative streak in the
"Jane loves to spend time at home drawing and her
favourite subject at school is art, so hopefully this recognition
will increase her interest in creative subjects."
Five other budding young artists were also rewarded when Farther
Christmas made a guest appearance to present them with advent
calendars and chocolates.
These runners up were:
Sophie Frost (7), St Patricks School, Leamington
Sophie Rowley (9), Allesley Primary School, Coventry
Arundeep Bhullar (6), Stoke Primary School, Coventry
Sophie Meakin (9), Knightlow Primary, Rugby
Thomas Stride (8), Sowe Valley Primary School, Coventry
Jayne Moore, marketing manager at the LSC Coventry and
"The standard of artwork from all entrants was excellent
and everyone here at the LSC would like to thank the pupils for
their colourful efforts and wish them all a happy Christmas.”