Only days left for young Falkirk writers to get their tales to us

Reading can help improve a child's language skills
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Budding authors have only days left if they plan to enter The Falkirk Herald’s Young Writers Competition.

With the closing date this Monday, October 20, entries have already been flooding in as youngsters develop their writing skills.

Open to pupils from P1 to S4, their work can be in any style they wish: prose, verse, newspaper-style or even as a cartoon strip.

Their story can be an adventure, science-fiction, mythical, magical or a real-life tale.

The only thing which MUST be included is a referece to The Kelpies. The district’s latest iconic landmarks can feature as characters in the story or the Helix Park, where they are situated, provide a backdrop to where events take place.

Support has come from the Scottish Book Trust, which is providing books as prizes and Hannigan Hotels which is donating a family meal at Beancross restaurant.

Entries can be submitted through schools or by sending them to: Writing Competition, The Falkirk Herald, Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth FK3 8WX. Don’t forget your name, school and primary class.