Stamp of approval for Kayleigh from Cannich Bridge
Christmas came early for Cannich Bridge Primary School when the pupil council decided to enter the Royal Mail’s competition to design their range of Christmas stamps.
Little did they realise that one of their junior pupils, Kayleigh Hawkins (aged 5) would be chosen to represent the Highlands in one of the national finals being judged by HRH The Prince of Wales – not bad when you think Royal Mail received over 240,000 entries. Although Kayleigh’s stamp was not the overall winner, she was delighted to be awarded a runner-up in the 4-7 years category.
The Highland Council Leader Drew Hendry visited the school to make a special delivery to Kayleigh, including some specially printed stamps with her design on them for her to send to her family and friends.
Councillor Hendry said: “I am very proud of the effort Cannich Bridge Primary School has made. When you think that the number of competition entries mirrors the population of the Highlands, Kayleigh’s recognition is tremendous.”
Amanda Graham, Acting Head Teacher said: “All the pupils in our school took part. It was a competition that generated a lot of enthusiasm and interest. We are very proud of Kayleigh and her terrific achievement.”
Cannich Bridge Primary School has a school roll of 49, with an additional 10 children in the nursery.