This year’s Green Pencil Awards took place at Edinburgh Central Library recently. The Green Pencil Award is a creative writing competition with an environmental theme, open to all Primary 4 to Primary 7 children in Edinburgh.
Over 1100 entries were received this year giving the judges a difficult task to select the winners. Edinburgh’s Makar, Ron Butlin, presented the overall prize to James Macnab of Cargilfield Primary School for his poem ‘The Last Christmas Tree’.
“Spoken words fly away like bubbles, but written words can change the world … so start writing! And have fun!” – Vivian French
Last week saw the launch of the 2011 Green Pencil Award at Liberton Primary School helped by local poet Anita Govan. The Green Pencil is a creative writing competition with an eco-theme, open to all P4-7 age pupils in Edinburgh. The aim of the competition is to encourage young people to read, write and use their local library.
Congratulations to Owen Richards of St Mary’s RC Primary School who has won this year’s Green Pencil Award with his poem ‘ The city is wild’.
Owen impressed the judges with the power of his writing on this year’s theme, Nature on your Doorstep, and on Friday evening he was presented by Cllr Deidre Brock with the Green Pencil trophy and a range of sponsored prizes for himself and his class in the Central Library’s Reference Library.