Children at an East Renfrewshire school are using their creative skills to boost road safety.

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland challenged pupils at Maidenhill Primary to come up with artwork that could be installed on signs near the showhomes at two of its developments – Westfield Gardens and Castle Gate – to encourage motorists to watch their speed.

The winning design was created by primary six pupil Mariyam Sergazy and features a smiling snail and the message 'Be Slow and Happy.'

And judges were so impressed by the overall standard that they selected another seven designs to be made into a banner that is also now on display.

Mariyam was given a £50 book token as her prize, while each of the other seven pupils whose designs were used received a £15 book token.

Alasdair McDonald, headteacher at Maidenhill Primary, said: “Having the opportunity to work with Taylor Wimpey to create road signs has been an unusual challenge but a great way to deliver a very important message.

“This is a lovely connection between our school and the local Taylor Wimpey developments in Maidenhill.

"The children all really enjoyed tackling their brief to create a bold and colourful design and we are very proud of their efforts.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpy West Scotland, added: “We recognise the importance of making sure that we support the communities in which we build our new homes.

“It has been our pleasure to work with Maidenhill Primary on this project and to strengthen and extend our links once again with the local community in the new and growing community of Maidenhill.

"We hope Mariyam’s signs will serve as a reminder to drivers to drive safely around the development.”