CALENDAR PRIZE PUPILS

Kilmardinny art centre, road saftey calander winners with cllrs, Rhonda Geekie,provist,Jim Gibbons, Bill Binks, John Dempsey and Anne  Mcnair'em'13.12.11
Kilmardinny art centre, road saftey calander winners with cllrs, Rhonda Geekie,provist,Jim Gibbons, Bill Binks, John Dempsey and Anne Mcnair'em'13.12.11

THE winners have been announced for the Road Safety Calendar competition from East Dunbartonshire Council.

The contest attracted almost 5,000 entries from 36 primary schools across the area, giving the judging panel a very difficult job.

There were a high number of prize winners from across the Bearsden and Milngavie area.

The award ceremony was held at the Kilmardinny Arts Centre with several local councillors and Provost Eric Gotts attending.

Westerton Primary 1 pupil Nina Burnett came second in her age group on the theme of holding hands.

Alex MacLean, Primary 2 at Craigdhu Primary, won first prize in his Safer Places to Play-themed category.

Primary 3 pupil Molly Thomson, also from Craigdhu, came second in the Safer Places to Cross the Road theme.

First place in the Primary 4 age group was Killermont’s Callum Miller, who pipped Clober’s Jacqueline O’Neill to the How We Get to and from School section.

Killermont took their second win in the form of Primary 5 pupil Laura Turpie who edged out Milngavie PS pupil Morgan Findlay to the Be Safe Be Seen category.

Mia McMillan, Primary 6 pupil from Castlehill, came second in the Selfish Parking in School Zones section.

And finally, Baljaffray Primary 7 pupil Rachel Paul took third place in the Cycling Safety theme.

Councillor John Dempsey, vice convener of the council’s development and infrastructure committee, praised the quality of this year’s entrants.

He said: “It’s always a pleasure to be involved in events like this but the judging was very tricky this year as the standard was excellent.

“I hope that all the pupils who took part in the competition have learned about road safety and remember how important it is to be careful and alert when walking close to busy roads and when crossing.

“I’d like to thank the teachers in our school for working with the children to help them produce such high quality entries and to understand a vital message.”