Lucy has the art for healthy living

Lucy Honey Lynch with Councillor Helen McKenna and Councillor Jim Logue who presented her with her prize bike.
Lucy Honey Lynch with Councillor Helen McKenna and Councillor Jim Logue who presented her with her prize bike.

A pupil of Ladywell Primary School in Motherwell has won a competition to design a cover for a new spring and summer primary school menu for pupils in North Lanarkshire.

P7 pupil Lucy Honey Lynch’s artistic efforts impressed the judges of the competition organised by North Lanarkshire Council to design a cover with the theme of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the council’s environmental services committee explained: “As the proud host venue for the triathlon and cycling trials, we hope the local people will be inspired by the Games to try new activities and sports. So we asked primary school pupils to use their creative skills to design a special menu cover to mark the Commonwealth Games coming to North Lanarkshire in July.”

The new menu which runs from April to October, offers a range of healthy and nutritious meals, all costing £1.80 per day.

Lucy’s artwork, which was chosen from around 500 entries, involved a fun design which highlights many of the sports which will feature in the Games.

The council hopes that the healthy school meals will go hand in hand with celebrating the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will also encourage young people to take up sport.

Councillor Jim Logue, convener of the learning and leisure committee is fully supportive of the idea to inspire pupils to become active with sporting activities.

He said: “It’s important for children to develop healthy eating and lead an active life from an early age. Through physical education classes and sports clubs in our schools, and with the nutritious tasty school meals we offer, we’re helping our pupils get the best start in life.”

Competition winner Lucy has a head start for her own future healthy exercise. Her prize for the competition was a bike.