The card based on Anna’s winning entry for Race Equality First’s Schools against Racism Campaign. The competition promoted race equality in a positive and fun way that engages the creativity of the children and encourages partnership, harmony and an understanding and celebration of different cultures. When she won that prize, she was a pupil at Ysgol y Wenn in Llanishen, she is now a first year pupil at Ysgol Glantaf.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan said:
The message in Anna’s design is especially important at this time of year. Whatever your religion, it’s a time to remember family, friends and those less fortunate than ourselves. Anna sums this up perfectly in her design and this is why we chose it.
She is right to promote the message that we do all have a part to play in respecting the diversity of our communities. That is something we should all remember not just at Christmas time but all the year round as well.
The theme for the competition was “We’ve All Got Something to Bring to the Party: Celebrate Diversity”. Anna’s picture and 13 others were selected as winning entries from over 1000 paintings from 29 schools from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The First Minister added:
I think Anna’s design is very striking and very colourful. That is why it makes such a wonderful Christmas card.
Notes to Editors:
- Jane Hutt, Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills chose Anna’s picture as a design for the Assembly’s Christmas card 2007 after it appeared in the REF 2007 calendar
- The First Minister met Anna on Wednesday 19th December at Ysgol Y Wern, Llanishen to award her with a framed Christmas card and £20 vouchers.
December 19, 2007