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Gritter names announced

The eight winners of West Lothian's Name a Gritter competition have been announced.

03 December
West Lothian Gritter Names

The eight winners of West Lothian's Name a Gritter competition have been announced.

The people of West Lothian have chosen. Over 700 names were put forward, an incredible 48,000 votes were cast and the 8 names with the most amount of votes are:  

  • Sir Chilly Connolly (Katie Ford, S1 West Calder High School)
  • Han Snowlo (P6, Bellsquarry Primary School)
  • Elvis Spreadly (Matthew Fontaine, S5 The James Young High School)
  • West Snowthian (Whitburn Academy 5W1 AND Dedridge Primary Autism Resource Class
  • Alba Gritting Ye (Alfie Dunnett, P5 Boghall Primary)
  • Meltin John (Alba Macgregor, P1 Williamston Primary School)
  • Obi Wan Gritobi (Dominik Wisniewski, P7 Simpson Primary School)
  • Salt-tyre (Cassidy Aitken, Simpson Primary Nursery Class)

Executive councillor for the environment, Tom Conn said: "Congratulations to the eight winners.

"We have been overwhelmed by the number of votes cast and the amount of tremendous ideas put forward. We'd like to thank everyone that took time to submit ideas, and to those who took the time to vote.

"This is obviously light meant to be a little bit of fun however, there is a serious message behind the competition which is to recognise the work that our staff do over the winter period, and highlight the importance of being prepared during the Winter period. Thank you to all those that took part."  

There were over 700 entries so we can't name them all. However we'd like to congratulate the op 20, in particular. There were brilliant names put forward and several only just missed out on a top 8 finish. In no particular order:

  • Alba Gritting Ye                                 (Alfie Dunnett, P5 Boghall Primary)
  • Big Friendly Gritter (BFG)             (Toni Cueto, P6/7 St Ninian's Primary School)
  • Dario Frangritti                                 (Aaron Harvieu, P7, East Calder Primary School  )
  • Elvis Spreadly                                   (Matthew Fontaine, S5, The James Young High School)
  • The Greatest Snowman                (Jude Crawford, P6 Lowport Primary School, Lily Burns, P7 St Marys Primary Bathgate AND Rhys Andrade, P2 Eastertoun Primary)             
  • Grit Expectations                             (Sophie and Ewan Martin, P4 &P2 Low Port Primary)
  • Gritzilla                                                 (Simpson Primary Nursery Class, P5 Carmondean Primary Schoo AND Beu Cueto, P6/7 St Ninian's Primary School)
  • Han Snowlo                                        (Bellsquarry Primary School P6)
  • I am Grit                                               (Steph Sansom, S5 The James Young High School)           
  • Meltin John                                        (Alba Macgregor, P1 Williamston Primary School)          
  • The Mighty Thor                               (Pinewood School, Group 3)
  • Obi Wan Gritobi                                (Dominik Wisniewski, P7 Simpson Primary School)          
  • Saltinator                                             (Cameron Lynch, P3 Whitdale Primary School AND Ryan Pucula, P4 St Ninians)
  • Salt-tyre                                               (Cassidy Aitken, Simpson Primary Nursery Class)
  • Sir Chilly Connolly                             (Katie Ford, S1 West Calder High School)              
  • Snowbo                                               (Seth Ferguson, P2 Our Lady Of Lourdes PS Blackburn)  
  • Snow Farrah                                       (Matthew Fontaine, S5 The James Young High School)
  • Snow Patrol                                        (Ross Clark; P4 Low Port Primary AND Mirin Pearson, P5 St Nicholas Broxburn)
  • West Snowthian                               (Whitburn Academy 5W1 AND Sycamore class, Dedridge Autism Resource)
  • Winter warrior                                  (Seth Ferguson, P2 Our Lady Of Lourdes PS Blackburn AND Dylan Rae, P7 Falla Hill Primary School)

 

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