Talented youngster Annie Liddell has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Argyll and Bute Council road safety calendar competition.
Annie’s brightly coloured poster, which bears the message ‘Buckle Up! Don’t push your luck’ 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.
Eleven-year-old Annie, a Primary 7 pupil from Strachur Primary School in Cowal, was thrilled, and a little surprised, to be this year’s winner.
Her picture features at the top of the calendar, which is being sent to every school classroom in Argyll and Bute.
Councillor Alex McNaughton, Vice Chair of the Bute and Cowal Area Committee, who presented Annie with her 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’.
“We would like to congratulate all the category winners and entrants this year as the standard was again very high. 1,749 entries were received from 47 of our schools which is an excellent response to such an important subject.”
‘‘To have so many children, along with their teachers, concentrating their minds on road safety is amazing’.
‘’We are delighted that this year’s winner is from Strachur Primary School – they have been great supporters of this competition for many years.’’