Louise scoops first prize in an­nual cal­en­dar com­pe­ti­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

A St An­thony’s Pri­mary school pupil has been re­vealed as the win­ner of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s an­nual road safety cal­en­dar com­pe­ti­tion.

Pri­mar y seven pupil Louise Bradley won the over­all prize for her in­no­va­tive de­sign: No Gaming, No Tex­ting, While Cross­ing.

She re­ceives £100, an in­di­vid­ual trophy and her paint­ing will be used as the il­lus­tra­tion for the 2015 South La­nark­shire road safety cal­en­dar.

St An­thony’s Pri­mary School will now hold the cal­en­dar com­pe­ti­tion trophy for a year.

Louise said: “I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have won t he com­pe­ti­tion this year.

“I had a chat with my dad about my idea and then de­signed it from scratch by my­self. It took me about two hours to com­plete it.”

Chair of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s roads safety fo­rum, Coun­cil­lor Gra­ham Simp­son, said: “Each year the stan­dard of en­tries just seems to get bet­ter and bet­ter.

“It was very dif­fi­cult to pick an over­all win­ner but Louise’s de­sign just had that ex­tra eye catch­ing ap­peal that en­sured it was well de­serv­ing of this year’s award.

“Dur­ing the judg­ing process all the names are kept con­fi­den­tial so there is no way of know­ing who has pro­duced what de­sign.

“I would like to thank ev­ery pupil in each school who took part in this year’s cal­en­dar com­pe­ti­tion.

“Their support and help en­sures that the road safety cal­en­dar c o mp e t i t i o n rema in s such a suc­cess.

“I would also like to thank the po­lice and Nor­bert De­tres­san­gle for their time in help­ing us to judge the com­pe­ti­tion. Nor­bert De­tres­san­gle and Global Lo­gis­tics should also be thanked for their help in fund­ing the event.”

Around 14,000 chil­dren from 97 schools through­out South La­nark­shire took part in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Teach­ers were asked to send in the best five en­tries in each year cat­e­gory from their school, re­sult­ing in 2760 en­tries to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s road safety team.

Th­ese en­tries where whit­tled down by the road safety team and a judg­ing panel of coun­cil­lors, coun­cil of­fi­cials, po­lice and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Nor­bert De­tres­san­gle and Global Lo­gis­tics, who then picked the top three in each cat­e­gory.

Pri­mary one and two pupils’ de­signs had to be based on Stop­ping at the Kerb, for P3/4 the theme was Safe Places to Cross, for P5/6 it was Seat­belts, for P7 it was Mo­bile Phones and for sec­ondary pupils it was Pedes­tri­ans and Large Ve­hi­cles. The lo­cal win­ners were: Over­all win­ner: Louise Bradley, St An­thony’s (P7)

P1/ 2 Stop­pingg at the Kerb: 2, Lau­ren Martin, St Charles’ (P2).

P3/4 Safe Places to Cross: 1, Devin El­liott, St An­thony’sy (P3/4); 3, Ben Harkins, Spit­tal (P3)/

Well done Cal­en­dar com­pe­ti­tion win­ner Louise Bradley, of St An­thony’s, with Lau­ren Martin of St Charles’ Pri­mary, Devin El­liot of St An­thony’s, and Ben Harkins of Spit­tal Pri­mary, with Coun­cil­lor Gra­ham Simp­son, Brian Gal­lagher of Nor­bert Den­tres­san­gle, Coun­cil­lor Jim Docherty, In­spec­tor Gra­ham Con­ner of Po­lice Scot­land and Head of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s roads and trans­porta­tion ser­vices Gor­don Mackay

Make a date with safety Over­all win­ner of the South La­nark­shire Coun­cil road safety cam­paign was Louise Bradley, of St An­thony’s in Ruther­glen, who is pic­tured with her de­sign

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