Young Writer Competition 2019-2020

This is a well-established competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland but it is the first year that The Rotary Club of Leven has run this competition.

The picture shows some of the winning participants along with two Rotarians and Mr Jason Hynes – Principle Teacher of English at Levenmouth Academy

This Young Writer Competition like most other youth competitions it runs across 3 age groups and encourages young people to use their writing skills and to write with imagination and creativity.

The English department at Levenmouth Academy were approached to gauge interest in participating in this competition and they came back very interested in getting involved. A topic is selected centrally and for the year 2019/20 was “Connections” . A deliberately broad topic is chosen to allow the participants maximum scope for creativity.

For the first year a healthy number of entries from intermediate and senior age groups were received and the schooled selected the best three from each of the age groups. These selections were then given to a group of three external judges sourced by the Rotary Club and each judge independently ranked the entries. An average of the ranking then produced the overall result.

In the intermediate group ages 11 to 13 yrs , 1st was Leah MacFarlane, 2nd Kristina Tomina and 3rd Crystal Birrell

In the senior age group 14 – 17 yrs 1st was Reece Cameron and Joint second was Sophia Maxwell and Marina Hendra.

All participants received participation certificates and the winners book tokens. The winning entrant from each class progresses to the next level in the competition.

It is hoped to extend the competition into one or more primary schools in the year 2020/2020 to include the junior age group 7- 10years

The picture shows some of the winning participants along with two Rotarians and Mr Jason Hynes – Principle Teacher of English at Levenmouth Academy

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