THIS November, nine of the 11 primary schools in the Three Towns and West Kilbride took part in the annual Literacy Art Competition.

The prizegiving events in the local libraries took place between November 20 and 29 and the results are shown below.

This will be the 14 Literacy – Art Competition, originally started by the Rotary Club of Ardrossan and Saltcoats which is now merged with the Hunterston Club.

The format of the competition has changed very little over the years. It’s not an inter-school competition, it’s an independent competition within each school and run in collaboration with the local library service.

The format is very simple. There are three categories with a suitable book for each category being selected by each school, there will be no requirement for all schools to choose the same book.

The categories are:

P1-3: A drawing depicting what the child remembers best about the book.

P4-5: A drawing and a short account of what the child likes best about the book.

P6-7: A review of the book.

Teachers judge the best three in each category in their own school and these are forwarded to the local library where the nine final entries from each school are put on display by the library staff.

The three winners, one from each category in each school, are then selected by the library staff.

Certificates are awarded to all the finalists in each category in each school and a prize of £10 and a winner’s certificate is awarded to the best in each category in each school.

As usual, the events in all the libraries were well attended and great fun. Hunterston Rotary club would like to thank all the library staff in the community who did a great job of displaying the pupil’s entries and preparing all the certificates after the difficult task of judging the fantastic drawings and book reports.

The club and the libraries are keen to see this competition continue and with the cooperation of the schools we hope to carry on.