Children at a Durham Church of England school have been working on designs for the Bishop of Jarrowâ€™s Christmas card.
Pupils at St Hildâ€™s College CE (Aided) Primary School, in Rennyâ€™s Lane, Gilesgate, Durham, were asked to design cards for the Right Reverend Mark Bryant, and the winner was Year Four pupil Lucas Jones for what the Bishop calls a â€˜wonderfulâ€™ design featuring the Angel of the North.
The Bishop said: â€œOne of the reasons I do this each year is that church schools are an important part of life in the diocese. Every day we teach 14,000 children and young people, which is a significant contribution.
â€œI ask schools to design my Christmas card because it makes sense to go where the ideas and creativity are and I chose St Hild’s this year because they have always me feel welcome.â€
Alex Ryder, the Acting Headteacher, said: â€œWe have a special relationship with the bishop and this was a special and wonderful opportunity for our children.
â€œThey put a lot of thought into making sure that their designs reflected not just Christmas but also the North East of England.
â€œThey will be proud that one of their designs will be sent all the way round the region.â€