Strathdearn Primary pupil wins FSAS poster design competition

Drew Hallam
Drew Hallam, Strathdearn Primary winner


Following the success of previous poster competitions, the Food Standards Agency in Scotland (FSAS) invited all primary schools across Scotland to design posters promoting either good food hygiene, healthy eating and physical activity, or food allergy awareness.  The FSAS was delighted to receive over 6700 entries from 240 primary schools.

Drew Hallam, a Primary 5 pupil at Strathdearn Primary School in Tomatin scooped one of the 11 runner-up prizes with an eye-catching design highlighting one of FSAS’s key messages. The overall standard of the posters was excellent; however, the judging panel felt that Drew’s design put across the message exceptionally well.

The 11 highly commended designs, along with that of the winner will feature in the FSAS’s 2015 calendar which has been distributed to key Scottish stakeholders including all Local Authorities and NHS Health Boards throughout the country.

Drew said, “I am so happy as this is the first competition I have ever won.”

Geoff Ogle, Director of the FSAS said: “The competition is a fun way of encouraging school pupils to think creatively about the importance of safe food and healthy eating. We hope they will have learnt from the valuable lessons underpinning the competition and will go on to tell their family and friends about the importance of washing hands thoroughly, cooking food properly to help prevent food poisoning, the benefits of healthy eating, physical activity and being allergy aware.”

In addition to the framed print, Drew was also awarded vouchers to the value of £50 and his school received £250 in vouchers to spend on FSAS approved projects.


10 Dec 2014
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