Talented youngster Lewis Tweedlie, a ten-year-old Primary 6 pupil from St Andrews Primary School in Rothesay, has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Argyll and Bute Council road safety calendar competition.
Lewis’s brightly coloured poster, which bears the message ‘Be bright and you’ll be all right’, was selected as the overall winner by a panel of judges.
Every year, the Road Safety Unit asks local school children to design posters, with the overall winner receiving a £50 voucher and the Road Safety Classroom Calendar Trophy for their school.
The council’s Policy Lead for Strategic Transportation, Councillor Duncan MacIntyre, said, “Learning to be safe on the roads is a life-long process. A huge amount of work is delivered through our schools, starting with nursery and pre-school, through primary and secondary schools and on to supporting young drivers. If these skills are practised over a lifetime then this should enable them to become safe independent road users.
“The annual calendar competition provides children with easy to remember phrases which add to their road safety awareness.”
Lewis’ winning picture features at the top of the calendar, which is being sent to every school and office in Argyll and Bute.
Provost Len Scoullar, who presented Lewis with his prize, said: “Road safety is an extremely serious subject which affects each and every one of us. This annual competition is a great way of getting young people to think about their behaviour on or near roads.
“I would like to congratulate all the category winners and entrants this year as the standard was particularly high. 1254 entries were received from 35 of our schools which is an excellent response to such an important subject.”