Neil Gunn Writing Competition – 2018/2019

Today, Friday 14th September 2018, the 15th Neil Gunn Writing Competition officially launches for children, young people and adults.

This year’s competition is open to:

  • Primary: P5-P7
  • Secondary: S3-S6

There have been brilliant submissions from Highland primary and secondary schools over the years. For both the primary and secondary competition there is a key theme for the 2018/2019 competition. They are as follows:

Primary
P5 – P7

Theme for 2018-2019:
Everything was very quiet and still

from Blood Hunt by Neil Gunn

Secondary
S3 – S6

Theme for 2018-2019:
“From the high summit, the solitary figure would watch the dawn come up…”
from Highland River by Neil Gunn

Entries are due on Friday 8th March 2019. Before schools take part in the competition, check out the Rules for the Competition document below and access the entry forms for primary and secondary.

CLICK HERE – Neil Gunn Rules for the Competition 

CLICK HERE – Primary School Entry Form

CLICK HERE – Secondary School Entry Form

Whilst the competition is open to P5-P7 and S3-S6 there have been  lesson plan materials put together by Jenny Wilson, Literacy Development Officer, for children working within Early through to Second Levels in exploring the primary school theme as part of their learning and teaching. For those schools entering the competition at P5-P7 there is also biography information on Neil Gunn to use alongside the lesson plan.

CLICK HERE – Neil Gunn Biography Information

CLICK HERE – Early/ First Levels Lesson Plan

CLICK HERE – First/ Second Levels Lesson Plan

CLICK HERE for further information

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