Education | December 13, 2018

Kira designs Christmas card for Emma Kealy MP

Re-elected Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has used a design by Kira Charlton, a Year 5 student at Casterton Primary School as the cover for her 2018 Christmas card.

Ms Kealy wrote to all primary schools in the electorate inviting students to design the cover of her Christmas card, asking them to depict what they loved best about their local area, with a touch of Christmas. They were also given the opportunity to explain their artwork in 25 words.

''I wanted a design that meaningfully represented our great part of the State and I loved that Kira captured the significance of Casterton being the birth place of the Kelpie which is iconic to Australia and a significant part of Casterton’s heritage,” Ms Kealy said.

“Kira described her drawing as “Santa and his Kelpie down at the river with a beautiful sunset that we get here in CASTERTON!”

“The artistic talent of our youth is outstanding and it was fabulous to see so many impressive entries which detailed our local silo art trail, the Grampians National Park including the Halls Gap Zoo, many of our local lakes and rivers, sporting passions and our diverse agricultural industries.

“A number of other students who produced highly commendable artwork will receive a prize in appreciation for their outstanding efforts.

''I received almost 400 entries from 14 schools across the Lowan electorate and I will be proudly displaying some of these entries in my electorate office window.

''This is the fourth year I have asked local students to help design my Christmas card and I look forward to more fabulous designs in the years to come.” 

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