Pupils from schools across Argyll and Bute have been showing off their creative skills by taking part in a photography competition run by the Argyll Outdoor and Woodland Learning (OWL) Group.
The children were invited to capture the essence of outdoor learning by taking one photograph each.
A huge variety of images were submitted and judges had a difficult time narrowing them down to just 12 to feature on the group’s 2018 calendar.
The winners were as follows:
9yrs and under
1st Hugo Gladwin, Rhunahaorine Primary School; 2nd Lucy Prentice, Rhunahaorine Primary School; 3 Mark Byers, Rhunahaorine Primary School; 4th Ryan McCulloch, Inveraray Primary School.
10 to 16 years
1st Lewis Stewart, Bowmore Primary; 2nd Aimee Langley, Tiree Primary School; 3rd Lucy Munro, St Joseph’s Primary; 4th William Scott, Cardross Primary School.
16 years and over
1st Mrs Blake, Clachan Primary School; 2nd Derek Prescott, Lochgoilhead; 3rd Heather Gorman, Rhunahaorine Primary School; 4th Joy Cameron, Lochnell Primary School.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “Outdoor learning is an extremely important part of the Curriculum for Excellence and, here in Argyll and Bute, we have some of the best locations for learning to take place to ensure that our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved, especially those who have had their photos selected to appear in next year’s calendar. There are some spectacular entries.”
A spokesperson for the Argyll OWL Group said: “The range of entries paints a fantastic picture of the breadth of play and learning outdoors in the wonderful variety of environments we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.
“Thank you to all of the entrants and well done to the winners whose photos will form part of a calendar celebrating outdoor learning across the region.”