Poppy’s art is first class

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Ju­dith Ton­ner

Glen­boig Pri­mary pupil Poppy Robin­son was quick on the draw as she claimed a run­ner-up award in a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

She was se­lected as one of the top en­trants to the an­nual draw­ing con­test run by artist and play­wright John Byrne.

The P5 young­ster im­pressed John and his fel­low judges to be cho­sen from the thou­sands of en­trants as one of the 30 run­ners-up from schools all over Scot­land.

Poppy re­ceived her cer­tifi­cate, de­signed by the artist him­self, at a cer­e­mony in Pais­ley Mu­seum and Art Gallery, where com­pe­ti­tion en­tries are on dis­play un­til April 29.

John Byrne said: “The ta­lent this year has once again been out­stand­ing, mak­ing my job as a judge very dif­fi­cult.

“I’m en­cour­aged by the stan­dard of all the art­work sub­mit­ted and I hope pupils across Scot­land will con­tinue to har­ness their artis­tic skills and love for draw­ing.”

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to all pupils from P4 to S3 and is run in part­ner­ship with Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land.

Its chief ex­ec­u­tive Gayle Gor­man said: “It of­fers pupils across Scot­land the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their draw­ing skills and creativ­ity and as we cel­e­brate the year of young peo­ple I’m de­lighted that such a large num­ber took part.”

Well done Poppy Robin­son with John Byrne

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