The First Minister visited Llanyrafon Primary School in Cwmbran to announce the winner of his Christmas card competition.
Nearly 800 entries were received for this year’s competition, from Year 3 and 4 pupils across Wales.
Luca Tahanha, a pupil at Llanyrafon Primary, won the competition with his hand-drawn design featuring Father Christmas flying over the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, home of the National Assembly for Wales.
The winning design was chosen by the First Minister and will be used as his official Christmas card for 2017. The card will be sent to people across Wales and around the world.
During his visit to the school, the First Minister presented Luca with a signed, framed copy of his winning design. The First Minister was also treated to a special Christmas assembly and presentation.
The First Minister said:
“I was thoroughly impressed with the hundreds of entries received and the high quality of the designs for this year’s competition. Luca’s design particularly stood out for me as it features Father Christmas soaring through the sky above the Senedd. With The Senedd’s recognisable features, I’m sure it will stand out to all those who see it this Christmas.
“I would like to thank all those who entered this year’s competition and wish them all a very Merry Christmas.”
Llanyrafon Primary Head Teacher, Mr Wayne Jones said:
“I was ecstatic to find out Luca had won the Christmas card competition and I know all our pupils had great fun taking part. We were honoured to welcome the First Minister to our school.”