A CREATIVE Halesowen schoolgirl’s artwork is set to make its way to 10 Downing Street after she won James Morris MP’s annual Christmas card competition.

Abigail Palmer, a pupil at Earls High School, took the top prize after more than 700 entries from schools across Halesowen and Rowley Regis were submitted for the contest organised by the local Member of Parliament.

The year eight student’s design, which features decorations on a Christmas tree, will now appear on the front of the MP’s official card, which he is sending out to local community groups and schools as well as to parliamentary colleagues.

Congratulating all of the pupils who took part, James said: “This is the sixth year that I have asked local primary schools to design my Christmas card and I am always impressed with the quality and variety of entries.

“Well done to Abigail and to the runners-up, as well as to everybody who sent in such fantastic entries, and a big thank you to all of the teachers and staff who encouraged their classes to take part.”

The four runners-up – Emaan, of Reddall Hill Primary School, Dominika, of Our Lady and St Kenelms, Neve, of Blackheath Primary, and Tia Mae, of Halesbury School – will all feature on the back of the card.

James recently visited the schools to present the winner and each of the runners-up with their prizes, as well as certificates for everyone who took part.