Harpenden schoolgirl wins Christmas card competition

PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 06 May 2010

Hannah receives her prize

Hannah receives her prize

CHRISTMAS has come early for an amateur artist from a secondary school in Harpenden. Hannah Baker, aged 11, from Sir John Lawes Secondary School, has won first prize in a Christmas card competition organised by the Harpenden-based gift site www.gonediggi

CHRISTMAS has come early for an amateur artist from a secondary school in Harpenden.

Hannah Baker, aged 11, from Sir John Lawes Secondary School, has won first prize in a Christmas card competition organised by the Harpenden-based gift site www.gonedigging.co.uk

Hannah's painting of a snow globe has been printed on the front of packs of cards and is now available to buy from both the WH Smith and Gone Digging websites in the run up to Christmas.

Kevin Spindler, co-founder of Gone Digging, visited the school on Monday to congratulate Hannah and the runners-up - one each from Years Seven to 11 - and to present the school with a prize of £250.

Head of Art at Sir John Lawes Valerie Redford said that she was proud of Hannah's impressive entry and added: "The competition showed off the talent at Sir John Lawes and now the school council has to vote on how to spend the money Hannah has won for us.


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