Emily ‘tyred’ out by competition!

Torbain Primary Pupil Emily McCormack (10) won an art competition organised by Bridgestone and McConechy's.''Brian Donaldson from Bridgestone (Left) and Donald Carmichael from McConechy's (R) with the winner, Emily McCormack
Torbain Primary Pupil Emily McCormack (10) won an art competition organised by Bridgestone and McConechy's.''Brian Donaldson from Bridgestone (Left) and Donald Carmichael from McConechy's (R) with the winner, Emily McCormack

A TORBAIN Primary pupil has won an art contest for her creative drawing, illustrating how she would use her family’s car tyres once they were no longer roadworthy.

Emily McCormack (10) was chosen as one of four winners after she impressed judges with her idea of creating a playground which used recycled tyres throughout the play area including a tyre slide.

The contest was jointly run by tyre manufacturers, Bridgestone and the Hendry Road branch of tyre dealer, McConechy’s.

The ‘Re-inventing the Wheel’ competition involved four Scottish schools, including Torbain.

For her efforts Emily has won a Kindle and a gift card to purchase e-books of her choice.

The school has received large used truck tyres, donated by Bridgestone, for the children to use as raised beds to grow flowers and vegetables, and a £100 gift card to buy seeds, for taking part in the competition.

Donald Carmichael, managing director of McConechy’s, said: “We were so impressed with all of the students’ drawings that picking a winner was extremely hard.

“All of the children should be so proud of the inventive ideas and drawings they created and congratulated for all of their hard work.”