Pupils celebrate on calendar decision day
An anti- drink driving design won South Lanarkshire’s annual road safety calendar competition.
Rutherglen schools including St Anthony’s and Fernhill took part in a competition to create a calendar highlighting the importance of road safety.
Fernhill pupil Fathima Bashir came out first in P7 section, with fellow Fernhill pupils Sarah Paterson and Morgan Grier recognised as second and third place in the S2 section.
St Anthony’s Primary School P2 pupil Leo Hughson Donnelly’s design came in second in the P1-2 section.
Overall first place and winning design came from S1 pupil Laura Johnston from Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride.
The winning design featured a colourful street scene and the message “Don’t drink and drive if you want to survive!”.
14,000 pupils from 105 schools took part in this year’s competition, with a total of 3085 designs submitted for judging.
South Lanarkshire Council’s roads safety forum chair Graham Simpson said: “It was great to see so many entries to this year’s calendar competition and the thought and effort that goes into each and every design is apparent from the wide variety of images and messages submitted.
“Judging the competition is a really challenging task and throughout the process all the names are kept confidential so there is no way of knowing who has produced what design or even which school it came from.
“It was a tough choice but Laura’s design came out as the well deserved winner and I would like to congratulate her and everyone else who took part.”
A judging panel of South Lanarkshire’s road safety team, councillors, council officials and representatives from XPO Logisitics select the top three in each category and pick the overall winner.
Winners Fathima Bashir, Leo Hughson Donnelly, Sarah Paterson, Rachael McNamee, Grace Campbell and Morgan Grier with judges