A girl from the Warriner School has won a coronation card competition which was organised by an Oxfordshire MP.

Ellie Rakela, 12, was paid a visit at school by Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis last Thursday.

Ms Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, went to the Warriner School to tell Ellie she had won the coronation card competition.

The MP organised the competition so she could find a design to stick on the front of a card which she then sent to His Majesty King Charles III on behalf of the local community.

Ms Prentis said she received a large number of “brilliant designs” but it was “Ellie’s painting of the St Edward’s Crown that really caught my eye”.

She explained: “Ellie’s design features on the front of the card I have sent to His Majesty The King on behalf of the people of North Oxfordshire.

“I was pleased to surprise Ellie at school on Thursday with some coronation themed goodies and invited her to come and visit me in Parliament with her family over the summer.”

Ms Prentis said she was “impressed” with “how creative the local school children are”.

In addition to praising Ellie, Ms Prentis said that a special mention should go to Laura Simmons, seven, from Glory Farm Primary School, who was named the runner up for her “beautiful sketch of our local area”.

Laura’s design, which maps the local area, features on the back of the coronation card.