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DJ beats the Bard in civic pride contest

Section:  Dumfries and West  | Tags: , , , , ,

A COMPETITION to promote Civic Pride has revealed Calvin Harris and not Robert Burns as the local man on most youngsters’ minds.

Entrants in the annual Dumfries Civic Pride School’s Competition were asked to write about a famous person from the town — with more picking the multi-millionaire DJ over the national bard.
Morris Service from Dumfries Civic Pride said: “We had about 3000 entries from all the primary schools.
“Eight primary schools involved in the competition, and normally what we would do is go round each of the schools and present the prizes.
“But because there were so many schools we decided we’d bring the schools to us rather than us go to them.”
And on Monday, pupils gathered at Georgetown Community Centre hall for the presentation of prizes across three sections.
P1 to P3 pupils had been given a colouring challenge, while P4 and P5 pupils were challenged to write an acrostic poem using the word ‘Environment’.
And it was the older P6 and P7 pupils who were asked to write about a famous person from Dumfries.
Mr Service said: “Who would you think would be a famous Dumfries person? It was Calvin Harris who was the top notcher, and the second most popular was a player for Queen of the South.
“Robert Burns was there, but a bit low on the list.”
Mr Service has praised the quality of entry in the competition this year.
He said: “It always poses a problem to the people in our committee who are judging the different parts.”
Dumfries Civic Pride School’s Competition Winners 2017

Colouring — Classes 1, 2, 3
1st — Erina Hamilton, P3, Brownhall Primary School
2nd — Kaiden Arnold, P2, Georgetown Primary School
3rd — Leah Adam, P2, Noblehill Primary School

Acrostic poem using the word ‘Environment’
1st — Iona Dillon, P5/6, Troqueer Primary School
2nd — Sophia McLean, P4, St Andrew’s Primary School
3rd — Ryan Gilmour McBurnie, P4, Cargenbridge Primary School

Write about a famous person from Dumfries
1st — Scarlett Willacy, P6, St Michael’s Primary School
2nd — Aaron Scotney, P7, Amisfield Primary School
3rd — Kyla Rutherford, P7, St Michael’s Primary School

Jack Groom Trophy for endeavour: Laurieknowe Primary School

civic pride rt *** Local Caption *** YOUNG WINNERS . . . left to right: acrostic poem winner Iona Dillon from Troqueer Primary and colouring winner Erina Hamilton from Brownhall Primary

YOUNG WINNERS . . . left to right: acrostic poem winner Iona Dillon from Troqueer Primary and colouring winner Erina Hamilton from Brownhall Primary

 

civic pride rt *** Local Caption *** ENDEAVOUR AWARD . . . Jack Groom presents the trophy to Euan and Evie representing Laurieknowe Primary School

ENDEAVOUR AWARD . . . Jack Groom presents the trophy to Euan and Evie representing Laurieknowe Primary School

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