The South Ayrshire Calendar Competition Award Ceremony, hosted by the Provost, took place recently at Council Headquarters
Run by the Energy Agency and supported by South Ayrshire Council, all primary school pupils who have had an energy lesson are eligible to enter the competition. The theme is ‘Save Energy’ and pupils are asked to create a piece of artwork to reflect this message.
This year there were over 600 entries from 23 schools but unfortunately only thirteen winners could be chosen, one for the front cover of the calendar and one for each month. In addition there were six runners-up.
The event was well attended by pupils, parents, headteachers and councillors who gathered to see the winning entries and presentation of prizes.
South Ayrshire Council’s Provost, Helen Moonie said: “Our pupils were asked to come up with visual ways to help save energy and looking at the end result it’s fantastic to see so many innovative ideas.
“All the pupils worked extremely hard on their drawings and every entry has recognised the importance of saving energy in a memorable way. Everyone taking part has been an inspiration and I’m sure they will encourage many people to save energy as a result of the competition.
“I’m very proud of everyone involved this year and would like to extend my congratulations to all the winners.”
Liz Marquis, Director of the Energy Agency said: "The calendar continues to get better every year, the knowledge the children have about saving energy is amazing. By creating colourful and fun images it gets an important message across in an interesting way.”
Local councillors for each school attended the ceremony and presented a certificate and a goodie bag to each pupil along with a copy of the 2017 Energy Agency Calendar.
The calendars are available at council buildings, libraries and schools.
For more information on the energy lessons contact Stephen Brindley on 01292 525519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org