Green Pencil Award 2020

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted their entry to this year’s Green Pencil creative writing competition.

We couldn’t avoid the topic of year, so this 2020’s Green Pencil writing theme was Scotland’s nature in lockdown.

The competition was open to all P4-P7 aged children in Edinburgh and, once again, to young people in S1-3. Entries could be poetry, prose or story.

In normal times, we would host an awards ceremony for the finalists at Central Library but of course, current restrictions meant that couldn’t go ahead. Instead, here you can listen to our finalists read their highly commended entries against specially made Green Pencil nature videos.

First though, a message from last year’s Green Pencil winner, Charlotte Schegel to this year’s finalists:

A message to this year’s finalists from Green Pencil 2019 winner, Charlotte Schlegel

Now we invite you to enjoy the nature writing from our super talented finalists:

COVID-19 Lockdown by Amelia Goodacre from Bonaly Primary School
Summertime in lockdown by Rosanna Jerdin from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce
Jailed in our houses by Nicky Sim, Boroughmuir High School
Notice nature by Callie Walker from The Royal High School

Come back tomorrow when the winning entry will be revealed!

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