Pulborough pupil’s painting chosen for MP’s Christmas card

Arundel & South Downs MP has chosen a painting by Taylor Young, a nine-yearold pupil at St Mary’s CE Primary School in Pulborough for his Christmas card this year. 

Mr Herbert visited the school at the end of last month (30 November) to select the artwork from a number of paintings by children in different year groups. 

Acting Headteacher Samantha Copus welcomed the MP to the school and introduced him to the children who had painted pictures of local scenes 

Mr Herbert selected Taylor’s ‘Bridge over the River Arun from a strong field of contenders.  The painting will be reproduced on more than a thousand Christmas cards and an e-card which will be sent to thousands more.  MPs produce and send Christmas cards at their own expense, not from parliamentary funds. 

Nick Herbert said: “I am so grateful to the children of St Mary’s School for helping me with my Christmas card this year.  I was impressed with all of the paintings and the children had clearly worked very hard.  I especially liked Taylor’s painting of the Bridge over the River Arun which I thought was very striking.” 


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