Local junior school pupil wins Police Federation Christmas card competition

07 December 2015


A 10-year-old pupil from Oakfield Junior School in Fetcham was today presented with first prize for designing this year’s Christmas card for the Police Federation of England and Wales.  Will Riches, Vice-Chair of the Surrey-based Police Federation, presented the award to Lucy Sadler, whose design has Rudolph and one of Santa’s elves in the back of a police car.

Earlier this year, the Police Federation invited local junior schools to take part in the competition, asking pupils to come up with a design that links Christmas with policing.

Will Riches, Vice-Chair of the Police Federation said: “We were thoroughly impressed with the number of responses and the creativity that went into the designs sent in for the competition.  It was difficult to choose a winner as everyone clearly put a lot of time and effort into their drawings.  Lucy’s design really stood out for the thought she put into it and the humour behind it.”

Lucy said: “I chose this design as it incorporated the police theme and Christmas and I wanted a humorous design as all the characters were in the back of the police car saying ‘Don’t tell Santa!’.  I have a good sense of humour!”

Second runner-up was Paige Bergman, also from Oakfield Junior School.  Paige said: “I drew Father Christmas shaking the policeman’s hand to show that they have reunited and made friends.  I wanted to show that the police are friendly, helpful and kind just like Santa and to encourage people to be safe and happy at Christmas. I wanted a simple design.”

Both Lucy and Paige were presented with certificates and gift vouchers at their school assembly.

Third runner-up was Joseph Hendy, from the Royal Kent School, Oxshott.  Fascinated by the emergency services and cars, Joseph’s design included a police car.  He was presented with his gift and certificate at a special assembly on Friday 27 November.

The winning design is being sent out in printed and electronic form to government, policing partners, stakeholders, and organisations throughout the UK and internationally.