Published 28 October 2021

Pupils from St Eunan’s Primary School are celebrating after winning a national competition encouraging more people to use trains.

The talented pupils won £2,500 to buy a media kit for the Clydebank school after the video they made from their classroom depicting them on a train was selected as the winner in the Scotland’s Railways contest.

 In the video, pupils deliver an important carbon footprint message and encourage everyone to use trains, which are the greenest form of public transport.

The winners

The competition, being run to coincide with climate summit COP26, was open to all schools across Scotland and St Eunan’s beat three other primary schools to bag one of two top prizes.

Councillor Karen Conaghan Convener of Educational Services, said: “Congratulations to everyone at St Eunan’s Primary for recording such a wonderful and eye-catching video that highlights important messages that encourage us to use the train.   Our very talented pupils gave the judges a really tough job as every finalist was well designed and really told the history of trains and how important it is to think about how we make our journeys.”

Councillor Ian Dickson, Vice Convener of Educational Services, said: “ Well done to everyone who played their part in producing the award winning entry.  This is a fantastic achievement and raises awareness of what might be the greatest challenge this generation will face.  I’m sure the school will make great use of the new media equipment to help the pupils produce more of these important and illuminating videos in the future.”