Hundreds of golden leaves are hidden around Oban

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Hundreds of golden leaves that can be exchanged for prizes have been hidden around the Oban High School catchment area.

The competition will run until Friday October 20 and anyone who finds a leaf is to upload a photograph onto social media with the hashtag #IFoundAH2OGoldenLeaf.

Prizes can then be collected from Atlantis Leisure, where the leaves will be on display. Each leaf can be exchanged for one prize.

Lucy Gray, a sculptor who is running the project, wants to highlight the work that Hope 2 Oban (H2O) does.

H2O is a charity that helps young people, with a lot of the work being done within the high school. It has a presence in the school most days and runs a weekly lunch club.

H20 is very much behind the project. ‘It’s amazing,’ Joane and Beckie of H20 said. ‘I think it’s a good way to really lift the community and it is a good way to raise awareness.’

During Atlantis Leisure’s Summer Sensations, Lucy received some help from Oban High School pupils to make the golden leaves.

‘It is good to get the young people involved at this stage,’ the girls from H20 added, ‘so they can be part of it and they know their leaves are going to be hidden.’