Sculp­ture prizes on of­fer

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

THE Friends Of The Wil­liam Lamb Stu­dio group has an­nounced that ap­pli­ca­tions are closed for its an­nual chil­dren’s sculp­ture com­pe­ti­tion.

It looks like it will be the largest en­try ever.

On Satur­day chil­dren from the six Mon­trose pri­mary schools and Mon­trose Academy will gather to see who can pro­duce the most in­ter­est­ing clay sculp­ture on the day.

They will be given clay and an hour to cre­ate their piece.

Many will be mod­el­ling in clay for the first time.

Prizes will be of­fered to the top three en­tries in three age groups, and the over­all win­ner will also be awarded the spe­cial Lamb Medal.

A spokesman for the friends group said: “We have been hold­ing the Lamb Chil­dren’s Sculp­ture com­pe­ti­tion for 37 years now.

“The stan­dard of last year’s en­tries was ex­cep­tion­ally high, but we are ex­pect­ing this to be an­other in­spi­ra­tional and fun day.”

Jen­nifer Gel­latly, 33, of Kirk­ton, said t hat her fam­ily con­tacted the po­lice fol­low­ing the discovery of the of­fen­sive mes­sage at Der­went Av­enue.

The vile scrawl made ref­er­ence to the death of Jen­nifer’s son, Jay­den, and was aimed at his older brother Daniel Docherty, who is only nine.

Jay­den died in 2016, three days be­fore his sec­ond birth­day, from an en­do­cardi­tis in­fec­tion.

He had bat­tled a num­ber of health is­sues, i nclud­ing fluid on his brain.

Jen­nifer con­demned the lat­est sick stunt, hav­ing pre­vi­ously hit out about on­line trolls who had mocked im­ages of Jay­den on her daugh­ter Jes­sica’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

Mes­sages telling Jen­nifer she should have had an abor­tion are be­lieved to have been sent from as far afield as Amer­ica.

Jen­nifer said: “I al­most can’t be­lieve just how close to our front door this graf­fiti is.

“My daugh­ter Jes­sica had been made aware of it and had shown me an im­age of the lamp-post.

“I went down to Asda in Kirk­ton and saw the lamp-post my­self and it is def­i­nitely not ac­cept­able to be writ­ing that.

“My mother con­tacted the po­lice re­gard­ing the mat­ter.

“I’ve also con­tacted Daniel’s school to see if they can recog­nise the hand­writ­ing.

“It clearly ap­pears to have been writ­ten by a child who maybe doesn’t fully un­der­stand the sit­u­a­tion.

A MUM has spo­ken of her dis­gust af­ter graf­fiti mock­ing her dead son ap­peared on a lamp-post near her home.

Anne

Gourlay

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