SCARF School Awards event

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Two Deeside pupils have been recognised for their entries to the 16th ‘Scarf’ schools calendar competition at the Scottish Parliament.

Anna Cowley of Kincardine O’Neil School and Daniel Farquhar of Logie Coldstone School were both named as winners in the competition.

On Thursday, December 11, the annual Save Cash and Reduce Fuel (SCARF) Schools Calendar Competition Awards event was held in the Scottish Parliament.

This is the 16th year that the competition, sponsored by National Grid, has been held. The competition for the 2015 calendar was open to both primary and secondary school pupils in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee, Fife, Moray and Perth and Kinross. Pupils from schools across all of these areas submitted colourful drawings that demonstrate ways to save energy at home, as well as displaying their awareness of gas safety.

Along with 11 other outstanding winners, Anna and Daniel were presented with their awards at the SCARF event in Parliament.

Congratulating the two pupils, Dennis Robertson MSP said:“I am very proud of the immense thought and effort put into the drawings by each and every pupil who participated in the competition in Aberdeenshire West. Additionally, I would like to extend my congratulations to Anna Cowley and Daniel Farquhar for receiving awards for their brilliant and thought-provoking submissions.

“As the Deputy Convenor of the Energy, Economy and Tourism Committee, I am pleased that children and young people across Scotland are not only becoming aware of energy issues themselves, but are also promoting awareness of energy-saving techniques to their friends, families and communities.”