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Pupil calendar shows how to save energy in 2016

 17 June 2015  |  


Everyone celebrated the Energy Agency 2016 calendar launch at a special celebration in the County Buildings in Ayr

Everyone celebrated the Energy Agency 2016 calendar launch at a special celebration in the County Buildings in Ayr

Artwork on the theme of 'saving energy in the home', created by 13 young people in South Ayrshire has been turned into a colourful 2016 calendar.

Run by the Energy Agency and supported by South Ayrshire Council, primary school pupils were invited to create a piece of artwork to get across to people the importance of saving energy.

To launch the 2016 calendar and celebrate the artwork created by the pupils a special celebration event was held in the County Hall in Ayr.

From more than 650 entries 13 winners were chosen − one for the front cover of the calendar and one for each month. In addition, there were six runners-up prizes with all entrants also receiving a goodie bag.

South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie welcomed everyone to the ceremony and said: "It's apparent from the winning creations that these artists all have a very strong grasp of how crucial it is to save energy and help protect our environment. As well as putting across a really strong message, the calendar designs also look great and I know will get pride of place on many a kitchen or office wall in 2016." 

Councillor John McDowall, Chair of the Energy Agency Board and Sustainability and Environment Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "I feel very positive about the future of our environment. With young people who are so passionate and creative about getting the message across that we all have to save energy, our planet is in safe hands. We all have a responsibility to make a difference and the calendar will help get that message across in a very clear way." 

Liz Marquis, Director of the Energy Agency said: "Every year the calendar just gets better and better, and 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 were invited to attend the ceremony and present a certificate to each pupil along with a copy of the 2016 Energy Agency Calendar.

If you would like a copy of the 2016 Energy Agency Calendar contact the Energy Agency on 01292 525512.

The winners and runners-up were:

Alloway Primary School  

Winner Holly Duff P7

Winner Amy Greer P7                                   

Winner Carla Blockley P7   

Annbank Primary School               

Runner-up Tygan John P7   

Cairn Primary School

Runner-up Carmen Hearto

Winner Skye Hunter P7

Winner Tamzin Loy P7   

Doonfoot Primary School              

Winner Rose Saville P7   

Winner Beau Russell P7 

Forehill Primary School  

Winner Zack Graham P6 

Glenburn Primary School  

Winner Rachael Ruddock P6 

Muirhead Primary School  

Winner Jaimie Gilchrist P7 

Sacred Heart Primary School 

Runner-up Austeja Konstantinaviciute P7 

St Cuthbert's Primary School

Winner Emily Brown P6

St John's Primary School

Winner Olivia Hill P7 

Struthers Primary School

Winner  Alice Duncan P7

Kingcase Primary School              

Runner-up Ava McRobberts P7

Runner-up Nadine Sturgeon P7

St Patrick's Primary School           

Winner Chelsea Jeffrey P6

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