Pupils invited to mark World War centenary

Stretcher bearers removing a wounded officer during World War I
Stretcher bearers removing a wounded officer during World War I

School pupils in the Bellshill area are being asked to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Bellshill Academy has invited its pupils and those attending its feeder primaries to participate in a poetry competition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

And the best entry will be retained for posterity after being inscribed either on the paving or on a plaque in the school’s memorial garden area.

The theme of the competition is ‘What the War Memorial means to the Bellshill Community’

Pupils have been asked to write a short verse of no more than four lines and submit it to the judging panel - made up of nominated teachers from primary and secondary - by Friday 28 March.

The Academy would like to thank the schools who have expressed an interest in taking part.