ENTERPRISING businesses have brought festive cheer to schoolchildren by judging their Christmas card competition.
Pupils at Brougham Primary School in Hartlepool designed the colourful cards as part of a contest set up by the town’s Enterprise Centre.
More than 50 cards were designed by the children with six of the best rewarded with prizes donated by Hartlepool firms including the town’s Business of the Year J & B Recycling, Clockworks, Reactive Design and Publicity Seekers.
Janet Day, of Hartlepool Enterprise Centre, said: “We have always had close links with Brougham Primary School because it is just over the road from the Enterprise Centre. Every year we have the children in to sing carols during our Christmas fair and we wanted to do something as a thank you for them.
“The Christmas card competition has really caught their imagination and there have been some wonderful designs.”
The winners in Key Stage 1 were Natalia Gwara, Joseph Stoddart and Casey-Jo Watson, while Key Stage 2 winners were Ellie Readman, Leonie Anderson and Ellie Aisbitt. All of those who took part also received a gift as a thank-you for their efforts.
They received an early Christmas gift when they were awarded with prizes at a school assembly.