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  • Writer's pictureKirsten


Nearly 700 East Renfrewshire Primary School children entered my Christmas picture competition. The entries were all fantastic. A big thanks to the children and their teachers for participating.

The eventual winners all made fantastic pictures, so very well done to: Adam Geejo of St Cadoc's Primary, who was the overall winner; P6-7 winners Olivia Aitken of Hillview Primary, and Fergus Cao of St Joseph's Primary; P3-5 winners Phoebe Mann of Eaglesham Primary and Keeva Smith of St John's Primary, and P1-2 winners Aasiyah Ali of Maidenhill Primary and Molly Ness of Netherlee Primary. I was glad to drop off a congratulations note, and prize to the schools for the winners.

I thought they and their teachers and all our school staff teams deserved to be applauded for the way they have coped with this very challenging year, so I also laid down an Early Day Motion at Westminster congratulating our winners and wishing them, their families and our school teams a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Early Day Motion Text:

EAST RENFREWSHIRE SCHOOLS CHRISTMAS PICTURE COMPETITION "That this House: Applauds the fantastic artistic endeavours of the almost 700 East Renfrewshire primary school children, from schools across the local area, who took part in the 2020 Christmas picture competition organised by Kirsten Oswald MP; notes that children produced festive and creative artwork, designed to share good cheer; appreciates the efforts and participation all of those who took part; acknowledges the high standard of all entries received; heartily congratulates all winners; recognises that the overall winner was Adam Geejo of St Cadoc’s Primary School; understands that the winners in the P1-P2 category were Aasiyah Ali of Maidenhill Primary School and Molly Ness of Netherlee Primary School; notes that the winners of the P3-P5 category were Keeva Smith of St John’s Primary School and Phoebe Mann of Eaglesham Primary School; appreciates that the winners of the P6-P7 category were Olivia Aitken of Hillview Primary School and Fergus Cao of St Joseph’s Primary School; thanks the outstanding school teams across East Renfrewshire for all their efforts throughout this challenging year; and wishes teachers, families and children a peaceful and happy Christmas"


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