Budding writers accept library awards
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.