World peace, joy and the birth of baby Jesus was the theme chosen by Stefania Bersalla, aged 10, for her winning Mayor’s Christmas card design. The Mayor, Councillor Martin Akehurst announced the winner at Valley Road School’s assembly this morning. Stefania was presented with an Advent Calendar and will help the Mayor switch on the big Christmas tree lights at the Henley Christmas Festival on Friday 5 December.
The Mayor said, “We had a superb response with over 200 entries and they were all of a really high standard. It was really difficult to chose the winner but myself and the three other judges thought that Stefania had really captured what Christmas means to the world and her design was really bright and colourful too.”