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Primary pupil wins competition for schools new uniform design


Pupils, teachers and parents from Bellfield and Kirkstyle Primaries gathered in Council Chambers this morning for a special announcement – the winner of the new uniform competition for Whatriggs Primary.

The six finalists had been selected by a special judging panel from each school.


The panels consisted of eight pupils, three teachers, the Chairs of the two parent councils – Sharon Govan from Kirkstyle and Julie Miller from Bellfield and special independent judge, Tracey Murray from Cove Boutique.

The pupils sat at the top table with their Head teachers, Mrs Hardie and Mrs McKinnon; Sharon Govan and Julie Miller, Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council; Fiona Lees, Chief Executive and Alex McPhee, Depute Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer.

All the designs that had reached the final stages of the competition were displayed on a power point presentation and everyone agreed they looked wonderful on the big screen.

Councillor Reid was then invited to announce the winning design selected by the judging panels.

Holli Marshall, Primary 3 from Bellfield Primary, was announced the winner with a fantastic blue and yellow uniform design and a badge which incorporated a bell for Bellfield and cross swords for Kirkstyle.

She also created a motto for the new Whatriggs School which perfectly sums up the aspirations for the new school and its pupils – smart mind, kind heart.

Councillor Reid said: “A great deal of work has gone into this competition. All the judges took their roles very seriously and put time and effort into choosing the finalists. Tracey Murray from Cove was an enthusiastic independent judge who used her expert knowledge of design and fabrics to assist the two judging panels.

“The pupils really supported the aims of the competition and worked hard creating innovative and exciting designs with their teachers.

“The team behind the competition worked very hard to ensure that this morning’s event was a really special occasion for all of the finalists.

“It was also great to see so many parents and carers attending the event providing support to the pupils.

“Holli’s design was creative and perfectly amalgamated the badges of the two schools. Holli will now work with the Council’s design team to create professional artwork which can be used by school uniform manufacturers.

“It will be a very special day next year when the pupils attend their state of the art new school for the first time wearing Holli’s design.”

The six finalists received a voucher kindly donated by Morrison Construction.

All the runners up received a special certificate from Cllr Reid which was personalised with their uniform and badge entry.


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