Reflecting success

Sara receives her certificate from MSP Derek Mackay.
Sara receives her certificate from MSP Derek Mackay.

A YOUNG snapper at Langside primary school has proved she has a keen eye for the camera lens after being recognised in a national photography competition.

Every member of the school’s primary five media club entered the Scottish Civic Trust PhotoArch competition, and Sara McDonald (9) took away a highly commended award in the category.

Depute head teacher Jackie McIver told The Extra: “There were around 560 photographes entered in the primary school category, and Sara received one of one three highly commended awards — so she did extremely well”.

The competition encourages youngsters to take an interest in buildings, archaeology and local heritage, and Sara’s picture, named Railing Reflections, is an unusual view of the school fence, reflected in a puddle below.

The judges — Historic Scotland chief executive Ruth Parsons, Scottish Civic Trust chair Ray Entwhistle, ADF Architects director Robin McClory and Julia Horton, for the Times Educational Supplement Scotland — applauded the youngster’s creative framing.

Sara was presented with her certificate by MSP Derek Mackay at a recent ceremony in Glasgow arts venue The Lighthouse.