Kids write for Cosgrove Care

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Youngsters across Glasgow and East Ren put pen to paper for another year of Cosgrove Care’s Short Story Competition.

The Giffnock-based charity, which supports both adults and children with learning disabilities and mental health isses, set primary age children the task of writing on the theme of Speaking Up.

Now in its second year, the contest received almost 150 entries, judged by author Kate Tough, recipient of two Creative Scotland awards and fundraising officer Helena Winocour.

Kate said: “Despite only being able to select a few winners, it’s wonderful how many stories we found with commendable aspects. There is some serious talent brewing for the Scottish literary scene.”

In the P1-3 category, Eaglesham Primary’s Lucy Wilson came out top with Tavish Gangwani (Hutchesons Grammar) and Rhona Langford (Carolside) following.

Eaglesham’s Lucy Robinson took the P4-5 prize, followed by Jack Mullan (OLM) and Dominic Shevlane (St Cadoc’s).

St Cadoc’s pupil Olivia McCarroll Cunningham was awarded first place for P6-7, followed by Cerys Davey of Mearns Primary and Joseph Ralph Greenview.

Our Lady of the Missions pupil Jack Mullan also took the prize for outstanding achievement.