Two local pupils win energy-saving prizes

NOT JUST one but two local primary school pupils have had their designs chosen to appear on the 2013 calendar published by SCARF - Save Cash and Reduce Fuel.

The double honour is particularly significant because the competition was open to schools in a very large area: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee, Moray, and Perth & Kinross.

Chloe Mitchell, who is in P7 at Ferryden; and Lance Simmons-Riach, P3 at St Margaret’s, are both delighted that their work was deemed good enough by the judges for the honour.

Chloe’s design will be on the page for April, and Lance has captured May for his picture.

Both told the Review that they had been told about the competition by their schools, and that their classmates had also taken part.

As well as certificates to keep forever, the two were among the winners who were invited to tour the Scottish Parliament on Friday.

The framed certificates, and their artwork also framed, were presented by Kevin Stewart, MSP and Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, who congratulated the winners on their knowledge of saving energy..

The calendars are being funded by National Grid, and will be distributed all round Scotland.