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Youngsters draw inspiration for iconic event

Friday, 07 September 2018

PUPILS from Pollokshields Primary are flexing their creative muscles as they help celebrate the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.

The youngsters were invited to take part in a competition to produce a special commemorative piece of art marking ten years of the Bank of Scotland’s partnership with the iconic event.

The competition will see pupils create a piece of history, capturing key dates and events that have taken place during the flagship event, since 2008.

Carolyn Davren, Headteacher of Pollokshields Primary School, said: “Our pupils have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the art competition and our school was delighted to take part.

“This competition came at an exciting time for us as we’re working toward achieving our first Gold Sports award and we also have pupils participating in the junior run.

“Our pupils have embraced the opportunity to be imaginative and creative, combining their interest in art along with sports and fitness. The standard of work they’ve created has been extremely high and just wonderful to see.”

Colette Logan, Branch Manager from Bank of Scotland, Pollokshields said: “Bank of Scotland is proud to be marking its 10th year as partner of the Great Scottish Run in 2018. It’s been fantastic to have our local school involved in the art competition and to see how the children have brought a decade of the event to life though their drawings and paintings. Thank you to the school and pupils for all their hard work”

The winning entry will receive a £100 voucher to be used towards children’s shoes at event partner Run4It.

The iconic half-marathon and 10k events take place on Sunday 30 September with the course taking in some of Glasgow’s most well-known sights, including: George Square, the Kingston Bridge and symbolic Clyde Arc Bridge, along some of the busiest and leafiest streets showcasing all that Scotland’s biggest city has to offer before finishing in Glasgow Green.

With entertainment along the way including bagpipers, drumming bands, live music and charity cheering points, there is plenty of activity for the whole family to enjoy.

As well as the 10k and half marathon, on Saturday 29 September the entire family can get involved with the Toddler Dash, which is now full and Junior Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run as well as the Family Mile, proving the weekend has something for everyone to participate in.