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Schoolgirl's Christmas card design to be used by Assembly

By Anna Maguire

A Christmas card design by a nine-year-old schoolgirl will be used by the Assembly this year.

The delicate image of a robin red breast perching on a snow-capped tree trunk was selected from 3,000 entries from primary school pupils.

Emma Isherwood, from Edwards Primary School in Castlederg, Co Tyrone, travelled to Parliament Buildings yesterday to claim the top prize for her festive design.

"The high level of skill and creativity produced by our local children has been beyond compare," Assembly Speaker William Hay said.

"The principal deputy speaker and I have some tough decisions to make in the chamber, but to pick one winner from thousands of entries, many of which would have graced the front of any Christmas card, was extremely difficult," he added.

"Parliament Buildings belongs to all of us and what better way to get that message across than to display the art created by our local children."

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