Several Glasgow kids met panto star Jonny Mac on Thursday after winning an anti-bullying poster competition. 

The five winners, from various primary and secondary schools across Glasgow, won the Glasgow City Council run competition which took place over anti-bullying week.

The week ran from November 14 to November 18, and submissions from the competition closed at the end of November. 

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Children from all over the city entered the competition, using their creative skills to design a poster in line with this year's theme, 'listen up'. 

The winners were Aria Kilpatrick, Primary 1, Zizi, Primary 4, Sean Wheatland, Primary 7, Julia Kolbusz, S2, and Mariane Gonzalez, S4. 

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Each winning design will become the city's very own anti-bullying poster campaign for Glasgow schools, and each youngster even received four free tickets each for this year's pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

Jane Arthur, quality improvement officer for education at Glasgow City Council, said: "It's been really exciting that so many pupils and schools were inspired by this, and got to use their creativity skills. 

"These posters will be used to keep that anti-bullying message alive and of importance in amongst all of our schools. 

"Unfortunately, we know bullying happens but the most important thing is that we listen to our children and young people and know how to respond to it and how they want us to respond. 

"So, that's what this has been about."

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The winners collected their tickets at the King's Theatre on Thursday and got to show Jonny Mac, one of the leads of Beauty and the Beast, their posters and have their picture taken with him. 

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Jane added: "Today has been wonderful. 

"I think it's really nice that the kids now know where they are coming to the panto, but also that they got to meet Jonny.

"He made them feel at ease and just really special because this really is such a wonderful achievement. 

"It was really nice that the Kings Theatre were able to give us tickets so that our winners can come with their families and celebrate their achievements."