EIGHT-year-old Curtis McFerran from Woodlawn Primary School in Carrickfergus has created the Mayor’s Christmas card this year after winning a design competition.
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Lindsay Millar, is a past pupil of the school and contacted the pupils to pen the front cover of her Christmas card this year.
They were allowed to draw anything festive and Curtis’ portrait came out on top as a clear winner.
Congratulating Curtis and all the pupils for taking part, Mayor Millar held a special reception in Carrickfergus Town Hall and said: “I absolutely loved all of the amazing entries that came in. It was a tough decision to make but Curtis’ portrait looked so much like me I couldn’t say no, he’s a very talented young artist.
“A huge thanks to all the children who took part, I have displayed all of their entries here in Carrickfergus Town Hall so everyone can see all of their hard work, and I’m sure Santa will certainly deliver lots of presents for all the pupils who will now have gold stars beside them on the nice list.
“My Christmas card goes to a number of people including politicians, freemen, community members, businesses, schools and churches, so Curtis’ amazing talent will certainly be appreciated by a lot of people across Mid and East Antrim.”
Curtis said: “I’m really happy my design was picked by the Mayor. I wanted to draw the Mayor on the card and I remembered what she looked like because she had been in our school in June for the P7 leavers’ Assembly.”
School principal Mr Mullen said: “We were delighted to be asked by Lindsay to design the official Mayor’s Christmas card for 2018. We are extremely proud that the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim is a former pupil of Woodlawn Primary School. Her photograph is now in pride of place in the school entrance hall.”