Darren Jones, prospective Labour Member of Parliament for Bristol North West, today visited his former primary school, Avon Primary, to meet with children and staff who have evoked the spirit of Christmas early by holding a ‘Design a Christmas card’ competition. Darren addressed students about politics and parliament before choosing the winning design, which will be Bristol North West Labour Party’s official Christmas card.
Speaking afterwards Darren Jones said:
“All of the entries were excellent - we have some great artists in the area - but only one could win and I congratulate Hannah from Year 5 for being the winner. I will look forward to using her design as my Christmas card to key people and organisations in Bristol and Westminster this year.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Avon Primary and look back fondly on it as a supportive and encouraging community school. My visit today showed that has not changed one bit.
“When speaking with pupils about politics and parliament it quickly became apparent that they were fully up to speed and a credit to their parents and the staff at Avon Primary. It is vital that children are given the opportunity to learn about civic society and grow up enthused to take part – the pupils at Avon Primary this afternoon needed no encouragement, blowing me away with what they knew.”