THREE Dollar Academy pupils secured awards in the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools.

Skye-Rose Tweedie, Beatrice Smart and Ruby Simpson attended a prizegiving ceremony at Stuart Meville College in Edinburgh to celebrate their success.

They saw their artwork go on display to the public for the first time at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Skye-Rose secured second place in the P4-7 category – transport, Beatrice got a special merit, P4-7 category – transport and Ruby got second place, S1-3 category – Looking In, Looking Out.

The competition, which is run by the National Galleries of Scotland and supported by Tesco Bank, attracts thousands of entries from children across Scotland each year and 2017 brought 55 submissions from Clacks.

Linda McClelland MBE, playfair education co-ordinator at the National Galleries of Scotland, said: "The 7,922 entries this year were as wonderful as ever and we were particularly pleased to see a significant increase in the number of submissions from secondary schools around the country.

"The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is an ideal setting to show off the work of all these young artists of the future, creating such vibrant and creative work right here in Scotland.

"Visitors to the gallery over the summer are in for a real treat."

Since 2012 the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools has encouraged more than 36,000 young people to submit their work, and every year the 53 winning entries are displayed at the National Galleries of Scotland prior to touring various locations around Scotland.

The range of prizes span from art materials for the winners to special art workshops for 12 lucky participating schools.

Gillian McTaggart, community investment manager at Tesco Bank, said: "There has been lots of laughter and smiles here today, at the fantastic prize giving ceremony in Edinburgh.

"We are committed to giving children the opportunity to express their creativity, and on behalf of Tesco Bank I’d like to congratulate all 53 winners of the Competition and also thank the thousands of other children who entered and made the judging process so difficult."