Bud­ding writ­ers ac­cept li­brary awards

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

A SUC­CESS­FUL pri­mary and se­condary school Hal­lowe’en ghost story writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion at Ark­low Li­brary con­cluded with a prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony re­cently.

The li­brary was de­lighted to re­ceive hun­dreds of sub­mis­sions from schools across Ark­low and the en­tries were whit­tled down to a fi­nal number of 23 highly com­mended and over­all prize win­ners.

The li­brary wel­comed renowned au­thor Paul Howard of the Ross O’Car­roll Kelly series fame, on hand to of­fi­ci­ate at the prize giv­ing cer­e­mony in front of a large au­di­ence of par­ents, stu­dents and teach­ers.

He con­grat­u­lated Fia Mc­Nally from St Mary’s Col­lege and Aaron O’Se from Carys­fort NS who emerged over­all win­ners from a very im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of en­tries.

Wick­low Li­brary Ser­vice, work­ing with The Right to Read Cam­paign, aims to pro­vide ef­fec­tive sup­ports for lit­er­acy de­vel­op­ment by fos­ter­ing a strong re­la­tion­ship be­tween our lo­cal li­brary ser­vice and our pri­mary and se­condary schools.

Ark­low li­brary is grate­ful to the sup­port it has re­ceived for this story writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion from teach­ers and stu­dents alike and looks for­ward to rolling it out again next year.

Grace O’Do­herty, Theresa O’Brien, au­thor and play­wright Paul Howard and Clare Ful­ham.

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