Killermont Primary pupil is a real poster boy

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A primary 7 pupil from Killermont Primary School has won this year’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) poster competition for his colourful design encouraging people to ‘get active’.

Lewis McAllister scooped the first prize in the competition which received 6000 entries from 222 primary schools across Scotland.

Entrants were asked to design posters promoting good hygiene, healthy eating and physical activity or food allergy awareness.

A poster designed by Lewis’ fellow pupil Parmis Taghizadeh also found favour with the judges and her design was highly commended.

Both posters will feature in the FSA Scotland’s 2014 calendar.

The pupils received their awards at a presentation at their school on January 15. A

s the winner, Lewis was awarded a £300 Amazon voucher for himself and a £1000 Amazon voucher for the school which can be spent on a FSA approved project. Parmis was awarded a £50 voucher for personal use and a £250 voucher for the school.

Convener of Education, Councillor Eric Gotts, attended the presentation where pupils and teachers also received a cookery demonstration from Chef Douglas Lisi.

Councillor Gotts said: “This competition held by the FSA is a great way of encouraging young people to think about healthy lifestyles whilst at the same time using their creative talents.

“With so many entries from throughout Scotland, it is quite an achievement for Lewis and Parmis to have won this year, and it is great to see that their awards will benefit everyone at Killermont Primary School.”