Henfield School pupil designs MP's Christmas card

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has chosen a painting by a Henfield School pupil to feature on his Christmas card this year.

Pupils at St Peter's C of E Primary School in Henfield were invited to paint a picture of a scene within the South Downs constituency for the MP's Christmas card competition.

Austin Elliott, in Year 5 at the school, painted the winning picture.  His design depicts a snowy scene of St Peter's church and was personally chosen by Mr Herbert.

Mr Herbert and his constituency assistant, Henfield resident Michelle Taylor, visited the school to congratulate Austin and to meet the teacher and pupils in his class.  The children also had the opportunity to ask their MP questions about his work and learn more about life at the House of Commons.

Nick Herbert said: "I was very impressed by the pictures that the children had taken the time to create, and am very grateful to St Peter's school for helping me with my Christmas card this year.

"It is always hard to choose just one design from the many pictures, but I liked Austin's detailed and bold artwork of the church in Henfield.  I now have the task of addressing hundreds of the Christmas cards in time for the last post!"