A LETHAM Primary School pupil has won a national competition to design a football kit for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Anah Dodds (11) is one of just four winners selected by Scottish Sport Minister Shona Robison from the 2000 children who took part.
Fellow Letham youngsters Struan Anderson (9) and Ruby Weller (10) also did their school proud in the contest, reaching the shortlist of 30.
Anah’s strip will be worn by one of the teams taking part in the Forest Pitch project created by north east Fife artist Craig Coulthard.
Craig (30) beat off stiff competition to win the £460,000 commission as part of the cultural spin-off to the Olympic Games in London.
Forest Pitch will see a football ground installed within woodland near Selkirk.
On July 21 two amateur football matches — one men’s game and one women’s game — will be played on the pitch, with teams comprising recent British citizens or people with indefinite leave to remain who are currently living in Scotland.
After the matches the site will be taken over by nature and is to be accessible to the public for up to 60 years.
Funded by National Lottery cash, the piece is intended to explore issues of national identity, community, landscape and memory.
Craig, who grew up in Balmullo and attended Madras College, whittled down the 2000 entrants into the shortlist of 30.
He said: “It was incredibly challenging to select the shortlist.
“What I particularly liked about Anah’s design was the bold combination of different patterns and the use of watercolours.
“I loved Ruby’s use of forest greens in a graphic angular pattern, and the energetic pencil work and the action packed drawing of a shot at goal in Struan’s design.”