Forth Boat Tours sponsors Edinburgh libraries & schools Green Pencil Awards

As Edinburgh’s award-winning Premier Boating Attraction, we were delighted to sponsor the Edinburgh City Council Green Pencil Awards.

We welcomed overall winner Charlotte, Preston Street Primary, (proudly holding her award) and finalist Florence, Hermitage Park Primary.

The Council’s Green Pencil Award is a creative writing competition for Edinburgh children and young people in the P4 to S3 age range. The competition, which is organised by Edinburgh Libraries and Edinburgh Schools, was launched this year by author Vivian French with pupils from Davidson’s Mains Primary at Blackhall Library. The competition attracted a great response, with over 1,200 entries received from across the city.

The theme this year was ‘Going, Going, Gone – Scotland’s Wildlife in Danger?‘ and it presented a great opportunity for the entrants to demonstrate their creative writing skills and incorporate their love of Scotland’s diverse wildlife and their concern for protecting our native species from the harmful effects of climate change. We are featuring two of those outstanding entries one of which is the overall winner.

The shortlisted entries were judged by a panel drawn from Edinburgh Libraries and Literacy teams as well as Scottish Book Trust, Craigmillar Literacy Trust and National Trust for Scotland.

We would like to congratulate each of the 20 finalists. It is a fantastic achievement to be selected from so many outstanding entries. You can read all the entries here.

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