This year’s Green Pencil theme is ‘Food for Thought – Scotland’s food and drink’.
Author Vivian French helped launch Edinburgh City Libraries and Eco Schools 2015 annual creative writing competition, the Green Pencil Award, with P5 pupils from Carrick Knowe Primary School. Vivian inspired the class with some wonderful ideas for poetry and story writing around the subject of Scotland’s food and drink, getting them to think about the taste, texture and smell of different foods and describing them in different ways and then helping them create a recipe poem and an acrostic. Then it was out to the school’s vegetable gardens for photographs and a bit of gardening!
The competition is open to all P4 to P7 pupils in Edinburgh schools and entries should be handed in to any of our libraries by Friday 9th October. Full details, resource ideas and an entry form can be found at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/greenpencilaward.