PUPILS from Braidhurst High School in Motherwell won a competition to design Christmas cards which dropped through letter-boxes across the world – from Taipei to Ohio, USA.
The artistic team of Decio Espinha, Nathan Fisher, Ryan Griffin, Declan McDonald and Elliot Hume created the design for the official Lanarkshire 2011 International Children’s Games Christmas card.
And the organisers of the Games hope the colourful image will represent the friendships that can be forged through sport, and the dedication of the young athletes to their chosen events.
Councillor Jim Smith, joint-chair of the Lanarkshire 2011 Organising Committee, said: “We are making a real push to have the most successful ever Team Lanarkshire at the Games in 2011. However, it’s also important we recognise and reward the talents of our young artists. They’ve made a fantastic job of the calendars and should be very proud their designs will be seen around the world.”
Up to 1500 competitors aged 12 to 15, along with coaches, administrators and delegates from more than 70 countries will head to Lanarkshire for the International Olympic Committee-recognised event in August 2011.
Further details on the Lanarkshire 2011 International Children’s Games can be found at: www.icg-lanarkshire2011.com