WINNER of Christmas Drawing Competition Announced!

This year we held a Christmas Drawing Competition where all schools involved in the Marathon Kids UK programme could enter their versions of Christmas in the form of, you guessed it, a drawing. The winner of this competition would receive an incredible prize for their school – a visit from the Olympic Bronze Medalist and Taekwondo World Champion Sarah Stevenson MBE.

Over the past weeks we have received hundreds of entrants which was just amazing and seen just how creative pupils across the UK are. There were so many different takes on Christmas; from traditional Santa’s, snowmen and Christmas trees, to Christmas ducks, drawings with fold out sections and pop-up pictures, to one drawing where we had to find the 10 tiny elves hiding in the picture.

We loved seeing all your pictures, the creativity was truly inspiring.

However, unfortunately not everyone can win. So after carefully going through each drawing and choosing our absolute favourites, we managed to narrow it down to just 7 drawings.

When it came to choosing a winner, it was incredibly difficult, but eventually one was decided.

The winning drawing for this year’s competition and receiving a visit from Sarah Stevenson MBE to their school is…..

Markus Levi Dale, Age 10, from Hazelmere Junior School, Colchester.

CONGRATULATIONS to you Markus! We all enjoyed your take on a ‘Jurassic Christmas’ and we particularly like the creative idea of having the pterodactyl sitting on the star at the top of the tree. We also enjoyed seeing the tiny Santa raptor flying through the air in his sleigh.

We hope you and your school enjoy your visit from Sarah. Also, congratulations to all pupils who entered into our competition, we were really impressed with the creativity and variety of everyone’s drawings.


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