Calendar award for Dunnottar pupil

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A STONEHAVEN school pupil has beaten off competition from more than 3000 entrants across Scotland to win a prize for her design skills.

Eilidh Paul, a P5 pupil at Dunnottar Primary, was one of just 12 entrants out of 3300 whose poster was picked to feature in a special calendar distributed by the Food Standards Agency Scotland (FSAS). The Agency holds the competition each year to find the best designs which promote healthy eating and good food hygiene.

Eilidh’s poster, which highlighted the importance of healthy packed lunches, features on the August page of the calendar and was highly commended by judges.

She was presented with a special framed print of her design by FSAS policy adviser Will Munro at a school assembly last week. In addition, Eilidh won a £50 prize as well as £250 for the school to be spent on a FSAS approved project.

Mr Munro said: “This is a competition that stretches across the whole of Scotland and we had more than 3300 entries so for Eilidh to win a prize and be highly commended is really good.”

He added: “The calendar competition is a great way of getting these important messages into homes for a whole year.”