Winners announced for Angus schools’ comic strip competition

Three P5 Angus school pupils have won a competition after being challenged to create their own comic strip based on safety, health or health and safety. The competition was the idea of MVV Environment Baldovie and sponsored by them.

The Winners:

  • 1st place; Alexandru Marian, P5, Age 10, Ladyloan Primary School
  • 2nd place; Nieve Crichton, P5, Age 10, Ladyloan Primary School
  • 3rd place; Vandana Kumar, P5, Age 9, Grange Primary School

will each receive a magazine subscription and a MVV Environment Baldovie goody bag with Ladyloan Primary School winning a cash prize for the school of £1,000 for first place and £500 for second place and Grange Primary School £250 for third place. Paul Carey, Managing Director, MVV Environment Baldovie said: “We are very pleased to have sponsored this competition. It follows on from our involvement in the LOcHER project with RoSPA and we are very pleased with the quality and quantity of applications received. The competition has inspired the pupils to look at the world of health and safety which all the shortlisted entries interpreted through real life situations experienced by the pupils.” Kelly McIntosh, Director for Education from Angus Council said: “I’d like to thank all the children who took the time to take part in the competition – the entries were brilliant! With more than 180 entries from across primaries 5-7, Alexandru, Nieve and Vandana’s comic strips were great. It has been wonderful to be working with MVV, DYWD&A and DC Thomson to bring this fantastic competition to our primary schools in Angus. It is yet another great example of excellent partnership working to support the curriculum and develop the skills of the future young work force of Angus. It also showcases to other local employers how they can get involved in both our primary and secondary schools.” Blair Thomson, head judge at DC Thomson’s said: “Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the MVV Comic Strip Competition. As the person responsible for H & S at DC Thomson’s for a number of years, I am very much aware of the importance of the subject. The submissions are all excellent, making it difficult to choose winners!” MVV held the competition in partnership with Angus Council, DC Thomson’s and Developing Young Workforce Dundee and Angus to give pupils the chance to learn more about health and safety and develop their skills for the future.