Thornhill and District Rotary Club support our budding writers, photographers and gardeners

Two Wallace Hall students were delighted to be successful in the recent Thornhill heats of the Rotary Young Writer and Rotary Young Photographer competitions. These competitions are part of a varied programme organised nationally by members of the Rotary Club of Great Britain and Ireland, aimed at encouraging young people to test and develop their skills and talents in a range of disciplines.

In the Rotary Young Writer competition, Liliana (P2) won the prize for her lockdown story and Alana in S3 took first prize for her photograph in the Rotary Young Photographer competition. Keith Shedden, President of Thornhill and District Rotary Club, visited the school recently to present the girls with their certificates and vouchers. Keith said: “I am always impressed by the creativity and talent of the pupils of Wallace Hall. Liliana’s story really showcased her flair for writing a good story and Alana’s photograph demonstrated both her artistic and technical prowess with a camera. Well done girls.”

The Rotary Club also kindly gave pupils in our ELC and Primary packets of sunflower seeds to plant and grow as part of a gardening project. Once the sunflowers are fully grown, the children will measure, photograph and compare the results. The sunflowers are sure to bring a ray of sunshine to Thornhill.

Barry Graham, Head Teacher at Wallace Hall, said: “I am delighted that we have such a positive partnership with Thornhill and District Rotary Club. Thank you to Keith and all Rotary Club members for organising the Young Writer and Young Photographer competitions and for donating the sunflower seeds. Through these and other initiatives, such as the Rotary Interviews, our young people have benefitted greatly from the club’s support.”

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