Search

Whitechapel schoolgirl Ellie makes Boris Johnson’s Christmas with her card design

18:00 10 December 2010

Mayor Boris Johnson visited St Anne's RC Primary School to congratulate winner Ellie Feldman, 10, on her desgin of the three Wise Men cycling on the mayor's cycle hire bikes

Mayor Boris Johnson visited St Anne's RC Primary School to congratulate winner Ellie Feldman, 10, on her desgin of the three Wise Men cycling on the mayor's cycle hire bikes

Sandra Rowse

BUDDING young artist Ellie Feldman’s Christmas card designs will be dropping through hundreds of post boxes when London mayor Boris Johnson sends out his Christmas cards this year.

Ellie, who is a Year 6 pupil at St Anne’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Whitechapel, came up with the winning design in the mayor’s Christmas card competition.

He dropped into her school assembly in Underwood Road today (Friday) to congratulate her on her card which features Three Wise Men cycling on the “Boris bikes” available to hire throughout the city.

The card will be sent to individuals and organisations across the capital by the mayor this Christmas.

Mr Johnson said: “This tremendously fun festive card caught my eye immediately - what an ingenious idea to place the Three Wise Men on our magnificent hire bikes! It’s guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face and I’d like to thank the creative youngster who designed it for me.”

Five primary schools, including Whitmore and Sebright primaries in Hackney took part in the competition to design the Mayor’s Christmas card and there were more than 250 entries.

St Anne’s school works with the volunteer educational project City Year which is supported by the Mayor’s Fund for London.

Chris Robinson, director of the Mayor’s Fund said: “Congratulations to Ellie for her inspired Christmas card design. We are delighted that her school, St Anne’s, is taking part in the excellent City Year scheme, which offers young people the opportunity to volunteer in inner city schools and help make a real difference to their own lives and those of the pupils.”The Mayor’s Fund is supporting the project as part of its mission to improve the life chances and aspirations of disadvantaged children, young people and their families in London.

Latest East London News Stories

19:00

Our nightly series looking at the news covered by the East London Advertiser from 1866, celebrating our 150th anniversary this year, is now looking at local events during the Great War. Many men are at the Western Front, while there is poverty on the ‘home front’ and campaigns for reform. Sylvia Pankhurst has set up HQ in London’s East End in her battle for women’s suffrage...

12:56

Power is being given back to the controversial Tower Hamlets council two years after Government commissioners were sent in to tackle corruption and malpractice in public office during the Lutfur Rahman administration.

Yesterday, 19:40

Our nightly look at the past in the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary has arrived at the Great War and an incident that shocked the nation and the world, the execution of a nurse who had qualified at the London Hospital working in Belgium when the Germans invade. Nurse Edith Cavell had helped Allies soldiers trapped behind enemy to escape, but was caught. It costs her life...

Fri, 19:00

Our continuing nightly look the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary reaches 1913 and the start of the ‘Farthing Bundle’ for the children of the East End’s poor that is to last the next half century. Historian Gary Haines uncovers the story of the ‘Farthing Bundle Woman of Bow’, Clara Grant, who sets up the Fern Street Settlement feeding hungry children, helping to clothe them and creating her famous ‘farthing bundle’ of toys made from recycled bits and bobs…

Fri, 11:52

Two teenagers aged 16 have been bailed until January following their arrests in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer in Bow.

Fri, 02:43

Labour took a bruising at last night’s Whitechapel by-election result in east London when a “novice” independent candidate won the seat on Tower Hamlets Council with a runaway majority.

Thu, 20:00

Polls close tonight at 10pm for the controversial Whitechapel by-election in London’s East End to replace a councillor jailed for housing fraud.

Thu, 19:20

Our nightly look at some of the stories the East London Advertiser has run since 1866, celebrating our 150th anniversary, continues in 1912 with the mass walk-out in the East End’s impoverished garment trade which begins the changes to its notorious ‘sweatshop’ working conditions...

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now