Mull pupil wins road safety calendar competition

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Published Date: 

24 Jan 2011 (All day)

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


Oliver’s poster, which bears the message ‘Be Wise and use your eyes’, 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. 


Nine-year-old Oliver, a Primary 5 pupil from Tobermory High School on Mull, was thrilled to be this year’s winner.


His 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.


“Oliver’s poster really gets the message 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.  1459 entries were received from 63 schools which is an excellent response to such an important subject.”


The Road Safety Unit was grateful to receive sponsorship for this year’s prizes from Kintyre Crime Prevention Council.