Breaking News: Winners in the Green Schools’ National Marine Creative Writing Competition

Green Schools announced the winners of its first ever National Marine Creative Writing Competition today. Judges were blown away by the talent and creativity displayed by all the children. Entries were judged on the basis of plot, originality, spelling, punctuation and content.

St. Mary’s and St. Gerard’s was proud to learn that three of our children were among the national winners. Caoimhe (2nd) was a runner up in the 1st and 2nd Class category with her short story, “Koa, The Spinner Dolphin” while Caragh (1st) was the overall national winner in the same category, with her poem “Under the Waves.” The judges loved Caragh’s visual descriptions and her use of alliteration.

In the 3rd and 4th Class category, Amelia (4th) was the overall national winner with her short story “Deep.” The judges commended Amelia’s work for its excellent, action-packed storyline, use of descriptive language and its highlighting of the damage that humans cause to the marine environment.

Green Schools would like to thank all of the children who took part in the competition. It was delighted to receive their many wonderful and inspiring entries. Well done to everyone who put pen to paper and huge congratulations to our three winners! 

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