Christmas has come early for 16 year old Sana Ahmad from Rochdale.

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The Redwood School pupil’s design was chosen for council Chief Executive Steve Rumbelow’ s official card after winning a festive design competition.

Mr Rumbelow invited local schools to enter the competition and Sana’s design, featuring a colourful Christmas tree surrounded by gifts, was chosen.

Her design has just been made into a professionally printed card as well as an animated electronic version with twinkling tree-lights to be distributed by email.

This week Steve Rumbelow visited Redwood School to meet Sana and present her with one of the first new cards, a £50 gift voucher and some chocolates for her classmates. He said he was very impressed with Sana’s design:

“I wanted to do something a little different for this year’s card so asked local schools to help come up with some ideas. We have some budding creatives in our schools, and I received some really inspiring designs. Sana’s colourful tree on a bright white background was a piece of art, a modern take on a traditional scene which has helped make a lovely card.”

Congratulations Sana on winning the competition from the Northern Revive Team. 

For more information about this story, please contact Rochdale Borough Council’s media team on 01706 926002 or newsdesk@rochdale.gov.uk

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