Calendar girl Skye’s design is one of best in Scotland

SIX-year-old Skye Norman dew herself a beautiful rainbow – and was rewarded with a veritable pot of gold at the end of it.

The primary two pupil at Wilton beat off competition from over 6,000 other kids as her entry was chosen by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to appear on their 2014 calendar.

Skye told the Hawick News this week: “When Miss Charters told me I was surprised. I didn’t think that I would win because there were lots of other children that entered.

“I am so happy and can’t wait until I see my poster in the calendar .”

Skye and her classmates all took part in the competition to design a page for the calendar and it was her eye-catching drawing, incorporating a girl, trees, a rainbow and the sunshine, as well as one of the FSA slogans ‘Get Active’, which was chosen throughout the whole of Scotland as one of 11 runners-up.

Not only will she see her artwork appear in the calendar, talented Skye also received £250 in vouchers for Wilton Primary School and £50 vouchers for herself.

Acting depute headteacher Caroline Fairbairn said: “We are all very proud that she has done so well.”

According to an FSA spokesperson, the overall standard of the posters was excellent and the judging panel felt that Skye’s design put across the message exceptionally well.

Skye’s mum Laura Barker added: “She’s really creative. My papa (Ronnie Bald) is really into his art and she’s watched him since she was a baby. Her dad, Daniel Norman is also really creative so it must run in the family.

“Other kids like watching DVDs and playing computer games, but Skye absolutely loves drawing.

“She goes to sleep at night with her pens and pencils next to her bed.”

Professor Charles Milne, director of the Food Standards Agency in Scotland said: “The competition is a fun way of encouraging young people to think creatively about the FSA’s key messages of safe food and healthy eating.”