Gold stars for our Olympic writers!

HUNDREDS of fantastic entries flooded in to the Herald from talented children at local primary schools for our Olympics-themed writing competition.

The votes have all been counted now and we can finally announce the winners of our contest which was open to P5 to P7 children and run in partnership with the Rotary Club of Allander.

Pupils were asked to write a short story starting off with ‘If I was to take part in the 2012 Olympics this year my aim would be to....’

The first and second winners were coincidentally both from Glasgow Academy Atholl in Milngavie – Judy Arbuckle (P7) in first place and Matthew Robertson (P6) in second. Holly Richardson (P7) from Clober Primary in Milngavie was third.

The President of the Rotary Club of Allander, Vincent Cuddihy, presented the winner with her specially-engraved trophy this week. The trio will receive book tokens for their excellent work.

Sandy Mathewson, assistant head of Glasgow Academy’s Prep School, said: “Congratulations must go to Judith and Matthew. I am delighted that all our innovative literacy initiatives are clearly having a positive impact on our pupils.”

The headteacher at Clober Primary School, Greg Bremner, said: “I’m delighted with the level of imagination that Holly showed in her story – it was fantastic.

“We are all very proud of her at Clober.

“All the children’s entries were great – very well done to them all for taking part in this competition.”

THE WRITE STUFF . . . Holly Richardson with Vincent Cuddihy, President of the Rotary Club of Allander, are pictured on the right. (Ref: M21059a)

TOPHY PRESENTATION . . . (pictured at the top) Judy Arbuckle (P7), Matthew Robertson (P6) and Mr Cuddihy. (Ref: M21069)