Card design will be seen ‘across the globe’

The Christmas card designed for RAF Wittering by Wittering Primary School pupil Ellie-May Thompson. EMN-141215-150840001
The Christmas card designed for RAF Wittering by Wittering Primary School pupil Ellie-May Thompson. EMN-141215-150840001

Air force personnel have thanked a young school girl for designing the Christmas card sent out by their base this year.

RAF Wittering invited pupils at nearby Wittering Primary School to come up with an image that best represented Christmas.

RAF Wittering Wing Commander Lizzy Nicholl with Wittering Primary School pupil Ellie-May Thompson, who deisnged the base's 2015 Christmas card design. EMN-141215-150903001

RAF Wittering Wing Commander Lizzy Nicholl with Wittering Primary School pupil Ellie-May Thompson, who deisnged the base's 2015 Christmas card design. EMN-141215-150903001

There were plenty of festive entries but it was Ellie-May Thompson’s beautiful design that took the top prize.

She was presented with a framed version of the card by Wing Commander Lizzy Nicholl at a special assembly earlier this month. Wing Commander Nicholl, addressing the whole school, said: “Your designs were so, so good. It was a really hard decision for the station commander. This Christmas card is going to be seen by people all over the world.”

Ellie-May was delighted to win the competition. She said: “I’m very happy, my mum didn’t say anything but she looked like she knew.”

And headteacher Rhys Thrower added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Ellie-May has won with her beautiful card; she is a credit to the school. Of course, all the children worked really hard on their designs and I think Group Captain Alexander chose very well.”

After the assembly Wing Commander Nicholl said; “It’s been great today. Ellie-May has produced a lovely Christmas card, and she should be very proud.

“I know everybody who receives one from RAF Wittering this year will be very pleased indeed.”