Kids of Dubbo Electorate say Christmas is about family

The children of the Dubbo Electorate believe the most important thing about Christmas is family, according to Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders.

Mr Saunders called for primary-school children to help design his Christmas card this year, and the winner is 9-year-old Amelia Laws from St Mary’s Primary School in Dubbo.

Hot on her heels was 11-year-old Maisie Stanley from St Augustine’s Parish School, Narromine, with 10-year-old Sienna Newstead from St Pius X Primary School, Dubbo earning third place.

“There were hundreds of entries this year and the overwhelming theme was that family should be together for Christmas,” Mr Saunders said.

“Amelia’s design – her uncle Ben, who lives in Queensland, bursting out of a present declaring “I’m home for Christmas!!!” – sums it up perfectly.

Amelia Laws, St Mary’s Primary School Dubbo

“It is clear that COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our kids in 2020, and all they want for Christmas is for things to go back to normal.”

This week the NSW Government announced restrictions would ease on December 1 to allow up 50 people to gather outdoors at a residence or in an outdoor public space, while it is hoped that all interstate borders will be open by Christmas.

“I hope that these changes will help a lot of our kids’ Christmas wishes come true,” Mr Saunders said.

Drought was another theme common among entries, with kids overwhelmingly grateful that 2020 has brought rain.

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