Jessica dreams up a winning safety slogan

Safety prize
Safety prize

A bright spark school pupil has won an annual art competition to design a poster around the theme of bonfire and firework safety.

P5 St Agatha’s Primary pupil Jessica Sharp’s colourful design of fireworks in the sky over some houses was judged to best depict the 2015 theme of ‘Be Safe – Not Sorry’. Her slogan was ‘fireworks are fun but watch out they can burn’.

The competition was run by the East Dunbartonshire Community Safety Partnership’s Bonfire and Fireworks Safety Group and attracted more than 250 entries from P5, P6 and P7 pupils from across the area.

Officers from Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and East Dunbartonshire Council, have once again been working very closely together throughout this year’s bonfire and fireworks season to ensure that local residents had a safe and enjoyable time.

Representatives from the Bonfire and Fireworks Safety Group visited St Agatha’s Primary School in Kirkintilloch to present the overall winner with her prize.

Runners-up prizes were also separately presented to the pupil that produced the best poster in each of the primary schools’ that participated in the competition.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, Depute Leader of the Council presented Jessica with her prize and said: “The response from young people throughout East Dunbartonshire has been magnificent. They’ve helped to promote a very serious safety message which is to keep safe around fireworks and bonfires at this time of year.

“The designs and ideas submitted have been brilliant and it was an extremely difficult task for the judging panel to pick out the winners.”