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Artistic Dylan brings Christmas cheer to Lambeth

A Christmas card designed by a 10-year-old Brixton school pupil will be adorning the mantelpieces of MPs and community leaders this Christmas.

Dylan Duffy’s festive design will be dropping through the letterboxes of MPs, community leaders, faith representatives and business leaders after being chosen as Lambeth’s official Christmas card for 2011 from among entries from Dylan’s Year 6 classmates.

Leader of Lambeth Council, Steve Reed, visited Corpus Christi RC Primary School in Trent Road, Brixton, on Thursday morning to watch the school’s nativity play and meet Dylan to thank him and present him with a small prize.

Dylan said: “I thought this picture would look good on the front of a Christmas card and I was really pleased, excited and amazed when I found out that I had won the competition. I’m looking forward to Christmas and I’m hoping for snow and lots of presents.”

Cllr Steve Reed said: “Dylan’s card is fantastic and I’m really grateful to him for allowing me to use it as Lambeth’s official Christmas card this year. He’s clearly a really talented young artist and I was pleased to be able to thank him in person.”

Dylan’s design is of a Christmas panoramic scene looking across London from Lambeth. His design was picked after Cllr Reed asked Dylan’s class teacher Lynsey Powell if she would organise a Christmas card making competition. Cllr Reed is ward councillor for the area.

The card has been produced at no cost to the council, as it has kindly been sponsored by Pitney Bowes and HHGlobal.

Dylan received a prize of a free Leisure Card for use at Lambeth Leisure Centres, including the brand new centre in Clapham, for him and all his family for a whole year.

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