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Published 18 January 2019

A design by a pupil at Christie Park Primary School has been chosen as the winner of West Dunbartonshire Council’s Road Safety Calendar competition.

Heidi Regan’s brightly coloured drawing has the message ‘Stay Bright – Look Left and Right!’ and shows a person beside a Zebra crossing on a busy road.

It will be used on the 2019 Road Safety Calendar – which is distributed to all schools, council offices, community education centres, libraries and health centres.

Heidi, who is a primary 7 pupil at the Alexandria school, was presented with an award and prize by Councillor Iain McLaren and Catherine Tonner, the Council’s Road Safety Coordinator last week.

Councillor McLaren, the Convener for Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “A big congratulations to Heidi, whose design has a great message and is bright and eye catching.

“It will act as a reminder of how to stay safe on the roads when it is displayed across West Dunbartonshire.

“Keeping our young residents safe is a top priority for us, and educating them on road safety as well as showing them how they can promote road safety in their communities is vital.”

pupils receiving their certificates

Two other Christie Park students were runners up in the competition – Mia Smith and Katie Church – and both were presented with a small prize and certificate.

Laura Penny, Head Teacher at the school, was joined by two members of the student council to receive the overall Road Safety Calendar Competition’s trophy for the school.

Nineteen schools took part in the Road Safety Calendar Competition this year, and there were over 600 entries.

All the winning entries will be on display at the libraries throughout West Dunbartonshire in the first few months of 2019.