Hundreds compete in school calendar competition
Over 600 young artists from South Ayrshire battled it out at the recent Energy Agency School Calendar Competition. Judges had their work cut out to select the 12 winning designs but eventually they settled on the winners.
23 of our primary schools took part in the annual competition which helps raise awareness of energy issues among young people. The winning artwork will now feature in the 2017 calendar, combining the drawings with energy saving tips and facts.
The 12 winners and 6 runners-up were invited, along with their family and teachers, to collect their certificates and view the calendar at a special ceremony earlier this month. Local councillors for each school were invited to attend the ceremony and present a certificate to each pupil along with a copy of the 2017 calendar.
The calendar competition is run annually by the Energy Agency, supported by South Ayrshire Council.
The calendar was a chance for the fledgling designers to come up with ideas to help combat climate change fitting in with the school curriculum.
South Ayrshire Council's Provost, Helen Moonie said: "Our pupils were asked to come up with visual ways to help save energy and looking at the end result it's fantastic to see so many innovative ideas.
"All the pupils worked extremely hard on their drawings and every entry has recognised the importance of saving energy in a memorable way. Everyone taking part has been an inspiration and I'm sure they will encourage many people to save energy as a result of the competition.
"I'm very proud of everyone involved this year and would like to extend my congratulations to all the winners."
Liz Marquis, Director of the Energy Agency said: "The calendar continues to get better every year, the knowledge the children have about saving energy is amazing. By creating colourful and fun images it gets an important message across in an interesting way."
The calendars are available now in council buildings, libraries and schools. Alternatively, please contact the Energy Agency on 01292 521896 to request a calendar.