Cre­ative duo tell a good tale

Pupils’book suc­cess

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

Two tal­ented cre­ative writ­ers from Cathkin High School are on the cusp of pub­lish­ing a Grimm tale.

Emily Tul­lett, an S3 pupil, and Lily Crich­ton will have their spooky sto­ries pub­lished in an ex­cit­ing new book.

Their English teacher en­tered both girls into a na­tional Young Writ­ers UK flash fic­tion Grimm-style mini-saga writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion, and was thrilled when both girls won.

Emily was ex­cited when she dis­cov­ered she had won the com­pe­ti­tion.

“My story was a twist on the tra­di­tional Ra­pun­zel fairy­tale and I made him an evil char­ac­ter who worked with the witch to lure peo­ple in,” she said.

“I never thought my writ­ing would win the com­pe­ti­tion and be in a pub­lished book.

“I have al­ways loved writ­ing and this has inspired me to pur­sue it more,” Emily added.

Lily Crich­ton was equally sur­prised to find out she had won the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Writ­ing al­ways in­ter­ests me and I love writ­ing in my own time,” said S2 pupil Lily.

“I felt the mini-saga was easy and short and I left my read­ers with a cliff hanger which I thought was a good way to end a story.

“I can’t wait to see pub­lished.”

Mrs Stewart, prin­ci­pal teacher of English at Cathkin High, was thrilled with the re­sult.

“We are all de­lighted and proud of the girls’ achieve­ment,” she added.

“Both girls are great pioneers for cre­ative writ­ing and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to read­ing the pub­lished book”.

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Booked up Emily Tul­lett and Lily Crich­ton

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