A TALENTED Kirkcaldy schoolgirl is to have a story she wrote published nationally online.
Niamh Corkey, a P6 pupil from Kirkcaldy West Primary, won first prize in her age group in a national writing competition run by the educational intranet service Glow in an event called ‘Glovember’.
Niamh (10), was presented with her top prize in the upper primary section live on Glow TV in a programme which was broadcast live from Kirkcaldy West Primary to schools throughout Scotland. Children’s author Lari Don visited the school to present Niamh with her prize.
As part of Glovember, children from all over Scotland were invited to enter a writing competition, and over 500 entries were received.
Glow also held author events and there were a number of ‘Glow Meets’ events arranged for pupils to engage with authors live on Glow TV and encourage them to get writing.
Ms Katherine Allan, Niamh’s teacher, said: “Her imaginative story called ‘Death on Floor Seven’ gave everyone in P6 goose bumps when they first read it! She really deserved to win and we are all very proud of her.”
Niamh won a signed novel from Lari Don, and a certificate marking her achievement.
She will now have her story published in an e-book, alongside the other winning entries from around the country.
Niamh said: “I am just so pleased and I never expected to win out of the 500 national entries.
“I’m already working on story number two but the plot is still top secret!”
A Glow spokesman said: “There were so many excellent pieces of writing in all three of our age categories that it was a very difficult choice.
“We were thrilled by the number of entries submitted and in awe of the quality.”