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11-year old Poppy Southall wins RAF Wittering card competition



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An 11-year-old pupil has won the RAF Wittering Christmas card competition.

An annual competition at Wittering Primary School to design RAF Wittering’s official card has taken place and this year the theme was climate change.

The card is sent to RAF men and women working across the world and even members of the Royal family.

Wing Commander Jez Case and Poppy Southall. Photo: SAC Kimberley Waterson
Wing Commander Jez Case and Poppy Southall. Photo: SAC Kimberley Waterson

Poppy Southall, 11, was announced the winner at a ‘special achievers assembly’ earlier this month.

Headteacher Rhys Thrower said: “This year’s designs were so festive and combined the Christmas message and climate change really well, the children did us proud. I am so glad I did not have to choose the winner. The school and the station achieve so much during the year, the Christmas card competition is a great way of finishing the year off.”

Poppy’s design showed Earth sitting in space under a ‘Happy Christmas’ banner and the message ‘Keep the planet cool this Christmas’ underneath.

RAF Wittering Christmas Card by Poppy Southall
RAF Wittering Christmas Card by Poppy Southall

Poppy enjoys arts and crafts, ballet and gymnastics.

She has recently transferred from the girl guides to the scouts and is excited for her first Scout Jamboree.

Wg Cdr Jez Case, station commander at RAF Wittering, said: “The theme for this year was climate change, and it was apparent that lots of our young people are passionate about the subject.

“RAF Wittering is proud to use Poppy’s design as our 2021 Christmas card.”



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