Write on for star performer Jasmine

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A BEARSDEN girl has shown that she has the write stuff to win - after she scooped first place in a writing competition.

Jasmine Li (12), won in the eight to 12 year old category of East Dunbartonshire Council’s annual summer reading challenge contest.

She won two passes for unlimited rides at M&D’s and a signed copy of a novel by Cathy MacPhail who presented her with her prize at William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch.

The theme of this year’s competition was the ‘Circus’ and Cathy had a tough job choosing the winners from the 29 entrants - every child received a certificate of achievement.

Chair of the culture and leisure trust, Councillor Amanda Stewart, said: “It’s really great to see so many young people getting involved with their local libraries and putting their writing skills to the test by entering this. The ‘Circus’ is a very colourful theme and there were some fantastic entries.

“Well done to everyone and thanks to Cathy MacPhail for all her commitment and hard work and for sharing her love of literature with local young people.”

Local businesses and organisations are very supportive of this venture and prizes included red wristbands for unlimited rides for M&D’s Theme Park, a family ticket to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre, book vouchers from Scotia and Chameleon Books, gift vouchers from Tam Shepherd’s Joke Shop and passes for Adventure Planet.