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

18:00 10 December 2010

Mayor Boris Johnson visited St Anne

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.

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