Green Pencil Awards now open!
13 September 2011
The City ofEdinburgh Councillaunches the fourth Green Pencil
Award, a creative writing competition with an environmental theme
open to all P4-7 aged pupils inEdinburgh.
Our competition, which runs from 31 August until 14 October has
a theme of 'Forests and trees'reflecting that 2011 has been
declared International Year
of Forests by the United Nations.
The aim is to encourage entries looking at the importance of
trees and woodlands to our local environment. Entrants are
asked to think about what trees and forests provide us with. They
can write in prose or poetry, about a tree at the bottom of their
garden, some woodland in a nearby park or rainforests they have
seen or read about.
Participation is invited through local libraries, schools and
the Council website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/greenpencilaward
where more can information is available.