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St Margaret’s story inspires young artists in the making

Pupils at St Margaret’s Primary in Dunfermline got creative to highlight the life of the school’s patron saint before the schools were closed due to coronavirus.

They took part in an art competition for the annual St Margaret’s summer pilgrimage which, like many events, now looks set to be cancelled.

Before schools closed and social distancing measures were introduced, Primary 7 pupil Andreea Gavril displayed her winning image along with Yishi Tan and Adelle Keddie, all winners in the PowerPoint category. They each received a prize of book tokens.

Camryn Cooke, a pupil at St Marie’s in Kirkcaldy, was also a winner with his drawing.

Celebrating hard work

Fr Chris Heenan, parish priest at St Margaret’s Catholic Church in Dunfermline, helped organise the competition along with Ian Moir, of Fire Station Creative, an art gallery in the town.

Fr Chris said: “It’s good to get together to celebrate the work that the children have done. Not just the fantastic posters, but also the research into St Margaret’s life and her Hungarian roots in the Powerpoint presentations, which were very impressive.

“It highlighted how she looked after the people of this country and loved them. At this time especially, we need St Margaret’s example, and the children have helped us learn from that.”

Good reading

He added: “The book tokens should come in handy for buying a good read while they’re absent from school.”

Archbishop Leo Cushley, who helped choose the winning entries, said: “Congratulations to the winners for their creative efforts and for helping highlight the life and good works of St Margaret.”

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