Pupils have a chance to name a gritter

Some of the pupils at Port Elphinstone Primary enjoying learning about the gritter from Bear Scotland
Some of the pupils at Port Elphinstone Primary enjoying learning about the gritter from Bear Scotland

Pupils at Port Elphinstone Primary School have entered a competition to name one of Bear Scotland’s new road gritters.

All of the children were delighted as Arthur Clark and Allan Cuthbert of Bear Scotland gave a talk on the company and showed the pupils around one of their new gritters last week.

Port Elphintone Primary School was randomly selected to join the competition alongside several other schools across the country.

The children now have the opportunity to create and colour in their own picture of a gritter and to come up with a creative name for it.

The winning name will then be announced later this month and one of Bear Scotland’s new gritters will proudly display the winning name on its front.

Head teacher of Port Elphinstone Primary, Nicola Boyle, said: “We are very happy that we have been chosen to do this.

“It’s a great experience and something that is very close to them with the A96 at the back of the school.

Nicola added: “Fingers crossed we have a winner.”