Success for Harris youngsters in Edinburgh Fringe Festival Competition

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Posters designed by six Harris children have been selected out of 3400 entries in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival Competition and will be exhibited at the Museum of Childhood on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from May 23rd until August 25th.

Ciaran Peterson’s creative poster was chosen as this year’s Regional winner for Highlands and Islands. Ciaran is a Primary 4 pupil in Leverhulme Memorial School.

Posters created by Rachel Kate Campbell and Michelle Reid were shortlisted along with posters designed by three Sir E Scott pupils: Neil Morrison, Neil MacLeod and Dylan MacLeod.

Mrs Visser, Art teacher, congratulated the children for their fantastic achievement. She said: “There is a lot of creative talent in Harris schools. At school, children learn to work with different materials but the most important skill is creative thinking.

“Parents who give their children the opportunity to create and make things at home make a huge contribution towards their children’s development and equip them with skills which will prove an asset to them in later life, for example being resourceful and having the ability to make, repair or maintain things.

“This is what makes Art such an important subject in school.”