Published: Monday, August 27th, 2012

National hospital’s school competition is picture of health

 

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The Golden Jubilee National Hospital, in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council, has launched two competitions for local primary schools as part of its ten year anniversary celebrations.

 

All primary school children in the local area have been invited to take part in a ‘Picture of Health’ drawing competition to design a ‘healthy face’ using fruits and vegetables to represent facial features. Pupils can take inspiration from the five a day health eating information provided with the entry form.

 

The school children have also been asked to come up with a name suggestion for the hospital restaurant where hundreds of staff, patients and visitors eat every day.

 

Both competitions will close on Friday 21 September.

 

The top three drawings will be chosen by the hospital’s panel of judges and the winning artists will receive a prize. The judges will also select the winning restaurant name and the pupil who suggested it, along with his/ her classmates, will be invited to an unveiling ceremony in October where they can see their idea come to life. The class will also have the opportunity to make up their own healthy lunchbox in the restaurant.

 

Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee, said: “We wanted to involveWest Dunbartonshireschools as we celebrate a decade with the NHS as a way to thank the local community for all their support. It’s so important to encourage young people to eat healthily but we hope to do it in a fun way that they can enjoy. It also felt very important to us to let the local children have the chance to really be a part of what we do here at the hospital by giving them the opportunity to name our restaurant – something that is so integral to our structure and will be here for many years to come. We’re really excited about the competitions and can’t wait to see what the pupils come up with.”

 

West Dunbartonshire Council’s Convener for Educational Services, Councillor Patrick McGlinchey, said: “These two competitions are a great way to reinforce the healthy eating message, which is already so important in our schools, and I’m sure they will capture the imaginations of our pupils. We certainly have many talented kids across all our primary schools, so I think the judges can look forward to seeing some fantastic drawings, as well as some exciting restaurant names.”

 

Full competition and entry details can be found at:

 

http://www.nhsgoldenjubilee.co.uk/news/events

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