Pupils get the mes­sage across with poster art

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

CREE­TOWN PRI­MARY Creative Cree­town Pri­mary pupils were among the win­ners in a poster de­sign com­pe­ti­tion to pro­mote the mes­sage that smok­ing is banned in hos­pi­tals.

NHS Dum­fries and Gal­loway’s Quit Your Way ser­vice runs the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion and this year’s theme was smoke-free hospi­tal grounds.

Cree­town Pri­mary’s Lucy was the pri­mary schools win­ner with fel­low P7 pupil Katie sec­ond. Another Cree­town Pri­mary pupil, Annabel, was the pri­mary run­ner-up.

Lucy said: “I wasn’t ex­pect­ing it but I’m re­ally happy and ex­cited.

“Smok­ing hurts you but it’s bad as well if you do it in hospi­tal grounds be­cause peo­ple there are al­ready ill and you don’t want them to get more ill.

“I think peo­ple will see these posters and it’ll start to get into peo­ple’s heads that you’re not to smoke on hospi­tal grounds and it’ll stop.”

There was also Ste­wartry suc­cess in the sec­ondary schools sec­tion with Molly, who is in S1 at Kirkcud­bright Academy, sec­ond.

The win­ners were cho­sen by Quit Your Way to­bacco con­trol of­fi­cer Lisa Ashby, ad­min as­sis­tant Jake Stokoe and Ste­wartry hos­pi­tals se­nior charge nurse Carol Bell.

Lisa said: “Thank you to all our schools who took part in this year’s NHS Quit Your Way poster com­pe­ti­tion.

“This year’s theme was smoke-free hospi­tal grounds. Ahead of new leg­is­la­tion mak­ing it illegal to smoke on our hospi­tal grounds, we would like to dec­o­rate our hos­pi­tals with young peo­ple’s art­work to pro­mote this im­por­tant mes­sage.

“The en­tries we re­ceived were fan­tas­tic. We are al­ways amazed at how tal­ented and creative our young peo­ple are.

“It made it very dif­fi­cult for us to judge but we now have our win­ners and I’m sure peo­ple will agree they will stand out.

“Not only do they pro­mote no smok­ing on hospi­tal grounds but they in­clude lots of in­ter­est­ing facts.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our win­ners and we look for­ward to dis­play­ing these de­signs in our lo­cal hos­pi­tals.”

The posters will now be distribute­d to help pro­mote the mes­sage that smok­ing is not per­mit­ted in hos­pi­tals or on hospi­tal grounds.

Prize line-up Cree­town Pri­mary win­ners with their teacher and class-mate

Poster suc­cess Cree­town Pri­mary’s Lucy was the pri­mary schools win­ner with fel­low P7 pupil Katie sec­ond. Another Cree­town Pri­mary pupil, Annabel, was the pri­mary run­ner-up.

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