TWO 10-year-old boys won a competition to design the offi cial Christmas card of Dyfed-powys police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon. William Wilson and Henry White from Roch Community School in Haverfordwest designed the card, which will be seen in the corridors of power across the UK. The card, in traditional and digital formats, will go to hundreds of people on Mr Salmon’s Christmas list, including Prime Minister David Cameron. William said: “We’re really pleased to win the competition.”
Their artwork depicts traditional Christmas themes, the rural nature of Dyfed-Powys, and the traditional police colour, blue. Henry said: “It’s great that something we’ve designed will go all over Britain”. Mr Salmon said: “I congratulate William and Henry and thank the many young artists from around the region who entered the competition. I know that Roch School encourages pupils to become problem solvers – and William and Henry certainly rose to the challenge of my competition.
“Young people are our future so I need to hear their views on crime and policing along with the thoughts of other young people and all residents of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.” Roch year six teacher, Verity Jones said: “We’re thrilled that William and Henry have won the Commissioner’s competition. It was a stimulating experience for them and their classmates and brought a close focus to the issue of ensuring that our communities stay safe.”
Year six schoolchildren across Dyfed-Powys submitted their Christmas card designs to the competition. Mr Salmon said: “Strong schools are pivotal to strong communities and, for that reason, I was keen for school pupils to design my Offi ce’s 2014 Christmas card.” William and Henry’s winning design will go to hundreds of contacts, ranging from members of the public to Police and Crime Commissioners around England and Wales. Their prize is a class tour of Police HQ near Carmarthen and £200 to spend on a community safety initiative of the school’s choice. Runners-up in the competition was Kirsty Dunlop, of Roch, and Aimee Edwards and Sophie Thomas of Llanelli’s Maes y Morfa Primary Community School.