Thursday 27th November saw the first ever Falkirk Herald Young Writers Competition Awards ceremony. Colin Hume, Editor, Falkirk Herald said “In an age when there are so many competing pressures on youngsters’ time, it is gratifying to see so many prepared to put pen to paper to engage in that most traditional of pasttimes – telling a story”.
Over 2,000 entries were submitted to this competition where pupils were asked to write a Kelpies inspired piece of fiction or non-fiction.
The winners were as follows:
P1 – Joint 1st prize – Ava Green, St. Andrew’s RCPS and Isla Deane, St. Andrew’s RCPS, 3rd prize winner – Andrew Gregory, St. Andrew’s RCPS
P2 – 1st – Ruaridh Smith, St. Andrew’s RCPS. 2nd prize – John Oscar Walker, Comely Park. 3rd prize – Hazel Barlow, St. Andrew’s RCPS
P3 – 1st Emily Graham, St. Francis Xavier’s RCPS. 2nd prize – Katy Walsh, St. Andrew’s RCPS. 3rd prize – Michael Rogan, St. Andrew’s RCPS
P4 – 1st prize – Amelie Purdon, Airth PS. 2nd prize – Edwin Walker, Comely Park. 3rd prize – Shannon Neville, St. Patricks RCPS
P5 – 1st prize – Samantha Graham, St. Joseph’s RCPS. 2nd prize – Daniel McCue, St. Joseph’s RCPS. 3rd prize – Roisin Diamond, St. Patrick’s RCPS
P6 – 1st prize – Marnie Izatt, Carron PS. 2nd prize – Chloe Ashe, St. Margaret’s PS. 3rd prize -Lucy King, Antonine PS
P7 – 1st prize – Meredith Rae, Ladeside PS. 2nd prize – Sophie Golding, Beancross PS. 3rd prize – Comely Park PS
High Schools – 1st prize – Darcie Izatt, Larbert HS. 2nd prize Rowan Ferguson, Grangemouth HS. 3rd prize Thomas Rintoul, Denny HS.
It was a super evening. The overall winner was Emily Graham P3 from St. Francis Xavier’s RCPS. Well done to all pupils who entered.
We all look forward to hearing about next year’s competition!