Amanda wins road safety calendar competition

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Published Date: 

19 Dec 2011 - 10:58

Talented youngster Amanda Gillies has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Argyll and Bute Council road safety calendar competition.


 Amanda’s brightly coloured poster, which bears the message ‘Be Reflective, It’s Effective’, was selected as the overall winner by a panel of judges.


 Every year, the council’s 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. 


 Ten-year-old Amanda, a Primary 6 pupil from Lochgilphead Joint Campus, was thrilled to be this year’s winner.


 Her picture features at the top of the calendar, which is being sent to every school and office in Argyll and Bute.


Councillor Duncan MacIntyre, Argyll and Bute’s spokesperson for Transport and Infrastructure, said: “Road safety is an extremely serious subject, and this annual competition is a great way of getting young people to think about this.


 “Amanda’s poster really gets the message of the importance of being seen across, so it is perfect for displaying in every classroom.


 “I’d like to congratulate all the category winners and entrants this year as the standard was particularly high.  1784 entries were received from 49 schools which is an excellent response to such an important subject.”


 The Road Safety Unit was grateful to Kintyre Crime Prevention Council, which sponsored this year’s prizes.


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The attached photo shows Amanda with Councillor MacIntyre and Argyll and Bute Council road safety office June Graham.