Killermont Primary pupil is the winner

Killermont Primary School 'Fire Safety Award for Pupil Callum Miller P7
Killermont Primary School 'Fire Safety Award for Pupil Callum Miller P7

Keeping people safe on bonfire night was the aim of a competition to design a poster which has been won by a Bearsden boy.

Talented Killermont Primary School pupil, Callum Miller, scooped the top prize for his design which warns people about the dangers of fireworks.

Second prize went to Eilidh Dolan from Meadowburn Primary School and third prize to Tianna Simpson of St Machan’s Primary School. All winners received gift vouchers from East Dunbartonshire Council Trading Standards team and were presented with them by the leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, Councillor Rhondda Geekie.

The competition, which was open to all P5, P6 and P7 pupils within East Dunbartonshire, was run by East Dunbartonshire Bonfire and Fireworks Safety Group, who worked hard to ensure that residents in East Dunbartonshire had a safe and enjoyable November 5.

Police officers worked with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, East Dunbartonshire Council and Trading Standards officers to ensure bonfire night was safe for everyone.

As an additional prize Callum’s poster and safety message will be used to head East Dunbartonshire Bonfire Group safety campaign for 2015.

Councillor Geekie said: “We were astonished at the response from young people throughout East Dunbartonshire. The designs and ideas submitted have been brilliant and we were given a very difficult task of picking winners as they were all so good.

“There was a very serious safety message behind all the entries which is to keep safe with fireworks. I can’t wait to see Callum’s poster on display across East Dunbartonshire next year.”

Deputy sub divisional commander Iain Greene from Police Scotland added: “The poster competition was an excellent way to reinforce safety messages around the dangers of fireworks to young people in a fun way. The winners did a fantastic job of supporting the campaign with their eye-catching posters.”