Good health is not just a mask

"I chose to do my face like a jigsaw puzzle because a healthy lifestyle is a combination of all different issues and not just about eating healthily and taking exercise.'' Ailsa Buchanan

"I chose to use gold paints to give my face a healthy glow, which you have if you exercise and eat properly.'' Monica Shaw

"I chose to make my face look like a court jester as I feel eating healthily and exercising can be fun and not a chore.'' Lynsey McNicol

"My face has a healthy complexion because if you eat well and exercise your skin and your hair looks good.'' Paula Gow

"I chose an ethnic complexion because we live in a multicultural society and leading a healthy lifestyle is for everyone.'' Gemma Morrison

"I chose to do my face in black and white collage. Healthy eating is as simple as black and white, nothing complicated.'' Laura Dyer

The 12 to 15-year-old winners of this year's Children in Scotland art competition, are the Girls Zone Group (above) of Haldane Initiative Youth Action, an information and advice project for young people in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire. The competition on the theme ``A Picture of Health'', celebrating 50 years of the National Health Service, was open to all children up to the age of 18. Other winners are Craig Hasler (5) from Beith After School Care, North Ayrshire; Callum Armstrong (9) of Tweedbank Primary School near Galashiels; and children from Sandwood After School Service, Glasgow.

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