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Ferguslie pupils win safety competition


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Ferguslie pupils win safety competition

Six primary school pupils in Ferguslie have won a competition on building site safety.

Local primary kids in St Fergus and Glencoats primary schools entered the competition to draw a poster showing the dangers of playing on building sites.


The winners of the competition received £15 of Braehead vouchers.

The competition was part of safety talks given to the pupils by local repair and maintenance company Mears Ltd, Paisley.

Mears Ltd are working on external refurbishing works on social housing in Paisley North and Johnstone areas on behalf of Renfrewshire Council.

Councillor Jacqueline Henry, Renfrewshire Council’s Convener of the Education Policy Board, said “Our children’s future is our highest concern and supporting them to develop key skills and knowledge on keeping safe and strong in the community is vital. Children thrive when they live in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

“The pupils at St Fergus and Glencoats primary schools were over the moon to win the drawing competition and we are pleased that Mears Ltd, based in Paisley, were able to take the time out to talk to the pupils about the risks of playing on building sites.

“We want our children to have the best start in lift and are empowered with the skills to live a rewarding life beyond their school lives and that’s why initiatives like this are important as part of a wide-ranging curriculum.”

Margaret Hall, Customer Care Officer at Mears Ltd, Paisley, said “We are glad the pupils got so much out of this initiative. Working directly with the kids who live locally to any construction site is really important and we want to get the message out that building sites are not safe.


“The philosophy of Mears Ltd, Paisley, is to focus on long-term outcomes for peoples rather than short-term solutions. That’s why working with the local community is so important for us. We will continue to work with our local partners in developing projects that make a difference to the community.”[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][vc_column_text]For regular updates on local news and events follow @RenCouncilNews on Twitter or our page on Facebook at

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Image 1– Pupils from St Fergus and Glencoats primary schools are over the moon to win the competition.

Image 2 – Maggie Hall, Customer Care Officer and Councillor Jacqueline Henry, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Children and Young People Policy Board with the winning pupils from St Fergus and Glencoats primary schools.

Winning Pupils

Winning pupils from St Fergus Primary School: Sean Dock, Heather Bisland and Anthony Higgins

Winning pupils from Glencoats Primary School: Levi Sheehan, Rachael Elder and Kacey Bools[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]