SCEN Competition 2015 Winners

23 January 2015

SCEN-CompetitionYou will remember that the SCEN Competition invited our young people to write an article entitled:

  • Why all Scottish students should have the opportunity to learn Chinese

We had a very healthy range of entries in both the Senior and the Junior categories! Congratulations to all those who took part. I hope you will share your arguments with as many people as you can. School newsletters, debates, assemblies, for instance?

The Winners!

I am delighted to let you know that the Senior Prize in the SCEN Competition 2015 has been awarded to:

Joanna Martin, S4, Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline

The Junior Prize has been awarded to:

Lily Penman, P7 (the Geits), The Edinburgh Academy

The Judging Panel were:

  • Kenneth Roy, Editor, The Scottish Review
  • Simon Macaulay, SCEN Field Worker and Chairman of the National Languages Working Group
  • Dr Judith McClure, Convener of SCEN

Joanna will receive a cheque for £250 and her article will be published in The Scottish Review, probably in February. I shall let you know when.

Lily will receive a cheque for £100 and her article will be published in a SCEN update.

There will be a SCEN Board Meeting and Network Meeting on 13 May in Edinburgh, at which our President, Lord Wilson, would like to congratulate Joanna and Lily. I shall be in touch soon about that.