700 pupils show their brilliant creative skills

Eleanor of Kilninver Primary the winner of the P1-P3 section of the Oban Rotary Club's Christmas card competition.

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Eleven schools and more than 700 pupils took part in a Christmas card competition run by Oban Rotary Club.

The club decided the annual contest should still go ahead following the cancellation of the winter festival and the reindeer parade, which usually provided the winners.

The aim was to bring some glitter and creative sparkle to the festive period for children and it proved popular with the number of entries up by nearly 100.

The creative talents of primary school children in Oban and Lorn continue to impress judges.

They had the difficult task selecting winners and runners up for the two age groups – P1-P3, and P4-P7.

This year’s theme was Let It Snow and judges Val Leckie and Val Hamilton, art and design co-ordinators from the Rockfield Centre, were particularly impressed with the wide range of interpretations of the theme.

The P1-P3 category winner was Eleanor from Kilninver Primary School and runner up was Marley MacPhee from Rockfield Primary School.

Eleanor of Kilninver Primary the winner of the P1-P3 section of the Oban Rotary Club’s Christmas card competition

Lily Davis, of Arinagour Primary School, Isle of Coll, was the winner of the P4-P7 category and Joseph Owen, from the Strath of Appin Primary School was runner-up.

Impressionistic – P6 pupil Lily Davis’ entry
Ho ho jo: Joseph Owen creates a heartwarming traditional festive scene

Covid restrictions meant that rotary president Kees Van Rein was unable to personally congratulate the winners.

However, prizes of ‘Love Oban’ vouchers and certificates were presented to the children by their head teachers.