18 January 2021
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Kids’ Art Project Blazes a Trail Along Iconic River Walkway18 January 2021
Children from Hillhead and Dunard primary schools got interactive with an amazing display of posters to highlight our project to improve the environment of the River Kelvin.
“Our pupils have been absolutely delighted to be able to see their own work shared in their community and we thank Paul and the Scottish Water team for their very positive engagement with Hillhead Primary School during these past three years.”Andrew Robson
Headteacher at Hillhead Primary School
Andrew Robson, headteacher at Hillhead Primary School, said: "We were very impressed with the positive ways in which Scottish Water engaged with our school and its pupils during the period of extensive sewer upgrading on the River Kelvin taking place over three years in and around our school campus. Paul Milligan and his team visited the school on a number of occasions to share their planning and explain the ways they would be working to minimise disruption to our school operations, this was very reassuring and supportive.
"We were delighted to be able to invite Paul and his team into school to discuss the positive impact on the wider local environment following the upgrades. We were very happy to be involved in designing safety posters as part of the community competition and even happier to see the 39 winning designs on display! Our pupils have been absolutely delighted to be able to see their own work shared in their community and we thank Paul and the Scottish Water team for their very positive engagement with Hillhead Primary School during these past three years."
School WorkThey took part in interactive events, such as class talks with engineering mascot Honour Goodsite and a walking tour of the works, to learn about the benefits of the improvements and how to stay safe near the construction site.
The children were challenged to produce colourful posters promoting our 3Ps messaging, safe cycling near our sites, topping up from the tap to reduce waste to the environment, and the biodiversity of wildlife along the river.
Their creative designs don’t just look pretty – they carry vital messages to encourage everyone to think about how we interact with water in our daily lives.
Top up from the Tap and reduce plastic waste
Youngsters learn about safety around a construction site
“The quality of the posters was too good not to share, so we enlarged them and we’ve put them on display along the route of the works for everyone to see and enjoy.”
Georgina Reid, corporate affairs manager for Scottish Water, said: “The posters not only look incredible, they also carry vital messages that are important for everyone. It’s certainly a great way to brighten up our sites while this improvement work is carried out.”