Local pupil wins Christmas card competition

22 November 2016

Samuel winner, Joseph runner up with our Vice-Chair Calum Macleod

Joseph and Samuel with Vice-Chair, Calum Macleod

Six-year-old Samuel Hendy, from the Royal Kent School in Oxshott was presented with first prize for designing this year’s Christmas card for the Police Federation of England and Wales.  

Calum Macleod, Vice-Chair of the Surrey-based Police Federation, said: “We were impressed with the 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.  Samuel’s design really stood out for the thought he put into it and how he incorporated policing (with a smile) into the festive period”.

Samuel said: “It was a really fun thing to do.  I wanted to have Father Christmas, a policeman, a snowman and a happy moon all in one picture.  I’m really happy that I’ve won.”

Second runner-up was Joseph Hendy, also from the Royal Kent School.  Joseph said: “My brother had a book on police that I got some ideas from, and because I like Frozen, I put some characters from Frozen and the police together.”

Both Samuel and Joseph were presented with certificates and gift vouchers at their afternoon school assembly, with their mum and grandparents present.

Third runner-up was Zac Schwarz, from Oakfield Junior School in Fetcham.  

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

It will also feature on the Federation website and social media.