School children across the north-east have been awarded top marks following a competition to find a mascot for the Aberdeen bypass.
Fourteen schools and individual children have been commended as part of the project to create the face of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).
The competition by the scheme’s contractor, Aberdeen Roads Limited, was split into seven categories across nurseries, and primary and secondary schools.
The overall winner was “Build-Up Bricky” by Chapel of Garioch Primary School, near Inverurie, which received the special recognition award.
The winning secondary school award went to Aboyne Academy and the overall primary winner was Stoneywood School, with Banchory-Devenick School a runner-up.
The winner of the nursery prize was Broomhill Nursery in Aberdeen.
Individuals winners were also selected from Crimond Primary in Fraserburgh, Broomhill Nursery and Aboyne Academy.
Chapel of Garioch Primary pupil, Cameron Paton, six, said: “We had lots of fun designing a mascot for the AWPR. Our teacher helped us put our ideas on the white board and then we all had to do different parts of the poster.
“We used sponges and potato printers. We’re all really happy that we got a special prize.”
Primary seven Stoneywood school pupil, Euan Bridgeford, added: “Everyone in our class worked hard to design a mascot for the AWPR in their own time and we were over the moon to find out we had won the prize for Overall Primary School.”
Claire Rasmussen, principal teacher at Stoneywood school, said: “We are thrilled that the children’s hard work and creativity has been recognised with the overall primary school award.
“I can honestly say, having seen all their designs, that they really deserve it and have made the whole school feel incredibly proud.”