The 2010 Green Pencil Award winner is…

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.

With such a fantastic range of entries the judges had a very difficult task on their hands and they also awarded Highly Commended prizes for their very imaginative pieces to Anna Aitken of South Morningside Primary School for ‘Species in their millions‘ and to Louis Polson of Towerbank Primary School for ‘My squirrel‘. Here they are with Owen:

Highly commended winners Anna Aitken, right and Louis Polson, left with overall winner Owen Richards

Congratulations to Owen, Anna and Louis and to all the talented young green writers – keep writing, keep reading and keep looking after the Nature on your Doorstep!

In the words of one of our bestselling local authors Vivian French – “Spoken words fly away like bubbles, but written words can change the world”

Organised by Edinburgh Libraries and Eco-Schools in Edinburgh, this creative writing competition is in its third year.

Overall winner

Owen Richards, St Mary’s RC Primary School: The City is Wild

Highly commended

Anna Aitken, South Morningside Primary School: Species in their millions

Louis Polson, Towerbank Primary School: My squirrel

Green Pencil Award 2010 – Winners list

Primary 4/5

Sofia Adams-Nisbet, Craiglockhart Primary School: Nature on our doorstep

Magnus Carswell, St Mary’s RC Primary School: A drive at night

Susanna Davis, St Mary’s Music School: Untitled

Alex Le Morvan, St Margaret’s RC Primary School: On my doorstep

Tsunami Lund, Home educated: Ladybird

Douglass Lyall, Towerbank Primary School: My field

Louis Polson, Towerbank Primary School: My squirrel

Owen Richards, St Mary’s RC Primary School: The City is Wild

Mahira Sattar, Leith Primary School: Looking at nature

Olivia Surgeon, Towerbank Primary School: Untitled

Primary 6/7

Anna Aitken, South Morningside Primary School: Species in their millions

Jenni Baillie, Currie Primary School: Fox

Aimee Combe Parsons, Green Primary School: Nature on my doorstep

Tia Davies, Towerbank Primary School: Spider Kenning Poem

Anya Foxworthy-Bowers, South Morningside Primary School: Untitled

Daniel Joffe, East Craigs Primary School: The Balance of Nature

Rachel Lawson, Parsons Green Primary School:  The wild strawberry

Ben Macleod, Cargilfield School: Walking into Autumn

Nasra Masoud, Juniper Green Primary School: Our World

Glenn J Mitchell, St Cuthbert’s RC Primary: Nature on my doorstep

All pictures courtesy of Graham Bell. You can see more photos from the event on Flickr.

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