Pupils win calendar art competition

Two school pupils from the Capital have won a national art competition to create a new calendar as part of the Scottish Government’s Ready for Winter? campaign.

Angus Skakle and Jasmine Millington from St Mary’s Primary School in Leith had their winning designs chosen from more than 700 entries and 26 schools across Scotland for a place in the Get ready for the year ahead calendar.

Judges were impressed by Angus’ picture of keeping the roads clear of snow and ice and Jasmine’s picture of getting prepared for emergencies in the home.

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The youngsters were yesterday presented with their original picture in a frame and a copy of the calendar.

The school also received £100 of gift vouchers for art materials.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “Being prepared for winter is something we all need to take responsibility for.

“This year’s campaign is encouraging everyone in Scotland to start thinking about how severe weather could impact them, at home, before setting out on journeys, in their communities, and at their place of work. The competition has encouraged classrooms to get creative with a serious