Friday 16th December 2022
A year six pupil from Wittering Primary School has won the Royal Air Force Wittering Christmas Card Competition.
Every year pupils from Wittering Primary School design the Station’s official Christmas card. The card is sent to deployed RAF personnel, friends of Royal Air Force Wittering and even members of the Royal Family.
The identity of the winning pupil is kept a closely guarded secret and was only announced at an Assembly on Monday. This year’s winner was 10-year-old Saffron Rigby-Faux.
This year’s theme was ‘wellbeing’ and Saffron’s design shows a ‘chilled’ reindeer relaxing in a hot tub with the message ‘Rest your hooves after a very merry wellbeing Christmas!’ underneath.
Charlotte Blake is the Headteacher at Wittering Primary School. She said:
“The Christmas card design competition makes me immensely proud every year. We have such a wealth of talent across our school and for the Station to value this and give it such purpose is wonderful. Across the community the wellbeing of children and adults has been an important consideration which made the message of festive wellbeing even more pertinent. As a school we appreciate the continuing relationship that we hold with the Station and want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!”
RAF Wittering Station Commander, Wing Commander Jez Case, said:
“The wellbeing of all our personnel and families is always of great importance but especially over the festive period. This theme clearly inspired the pupils of Wittering Primary as they came up with some excellent designs, but Saffron’s reindeer really stood out. RAF Wittering is proud to use her design on our 2022 Christmas card.”
Image: Wing Commander Jez Case and Saffron Rigby-Faux.