A wheely great prize for school
Pupils are on a roll after online vote
School pupils in Cambuslang were rolling away with delight after triumphing in a national competition to win five micro scooters for their playground.
The chair of the parent council at James Aiton Primary, Jen Scott, entered the contest straight away after spotting it online.
With the use of a time- based Facebook voting app, it required site users to vote stars one to five for the school, which they could do every 24 hours.
In order to climb to the top of a leaderboard, which included hundreds of schools in the UK, pupils of James Aiton had to get friends and family to vote every day.
They also used the school’s Facebook page and the Twitter account to ask parents to vote and share the competition.
Jen said: “Micro scooters have always been a big hit in our house, so when I spotted a Facebook competition to win scooters for the school, I entered us straight away.
“The parents and friends of the school were absolutely amazing and got right behind us, voting every day and then sharing the competition so that all their Facebook friends would vote too. “The support was unbelievable. “We even had friends of friends sharing on our behalf.
“We shared on community Facebook pages too – and the whole of Cambuslang got right behind us as we climbed into fourth place.”
Jen continued: “In the last week or so we realised that we’d never catch second place as they were thousands of points ahead, but the chance of third was in sight.
“There was a huge push from everyone and by the last day, we were 800 points ahead.
“We are absolutely thrilled to come third with five scooters, a prize worth £500.”
The scooters will be used to keep the kids fit and add a new element of fun to multi use game area (MUGA) time, PE and Golden Time.
Jen added: “There were hundreds of UK schools in the running, so to come third was exceptional.
“On behalf of all the children, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to get behind our wee school and voted and shared every day.
“You really have made a difference to our brilliant little school.”
We are absolutely thrilled to come third
Playground fun Youngsters take a turn on the new micro scooters