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Aberdeen pupils crowned Christmas card champions by Barratt Developments

Pupils at Countesswells Primary School have been letting their creativity shine by designing their very own Christmas cards as part of Barratt Developments’ festive competition.

Barratt Developments Scotland – which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes – challenged pupils to embrace their inner artists, with the winning drawing being transformed into physical packs for residents at the housebuilder’s site.

After judging the entries, ten-year-old Amy Krauze was crowned champion for her festive design, winning a £50 Smyths Voucher. The rest of the children who took part were awarded selection boxes for their sterling efforts.

David Palmer, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Scotland, said: “We were so impressed by the artistic talent of the pupils at Countesswells School. The Christmas card designs were very creative, each with a lovely festive design, which made the judging a very tough decision.

“Amy’s drawings really captured the spirit of Christmas, and we’re extremely proud to showcase her card this year. A huge well done to all involved – we hope the competition has helped spread a little magic within the local community ahead of Christmas.”

Amy sketched a colourful, festive Christmas tree card which wishes readers a merry Christmas, and includes the heartwarming message, ‘If you do good actions, good things will happen’. Pupils from the school’s after school club took part in the competition.

The Christmas cards will be displayed on the Sales Office windows at both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes for the community to enjoy.

Paula Rough, Head Teacher at Countesswells School, said: “The pupils at our after-school club loved taking part in this Christmas competition hosted by Barratt Developments. It was a chance for them to express some creativity and get into the Christmas spirit. We’re very proud of our winner Amy and all of those who took part for their fantastic designs and we’d like to thank Barratt Developments for hosting this competition – our pupils were thrilled with their prizes.”

Barratt Developments is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and is bringing new quality housing to Countesswells at its DWH @ Countesswells and King’s Gallop developments. Located just a 5-minute walk from Countesswells School, the developments include between them a mix of energy-efficient 2, 3 and 4 bed terraced, semi-detached and detached homes.

For more information on DWH @ Countesswells click here or for King’s Gallop development click here, for more information and to view Barratt Developments’ homes in Scotland, click here.