Pupils write their own success story in literary comp

A group of budding High School of Dundee authors have written their own success story in a city-wide literary contest!

Pupils write their own success story in literary comp

In the Burgess Short Story Competition, which every year challenges S3 pupils across Dundee to write a piece on a particular theme, four out of the six prize places went to HSD pupils, including the top prize which was taken by Maya McColgan.

With the topic for this year’s contest being the pandemic and an imaginary end to its grip, Maya impressed the judges – and retained the trophy for the school - with her reflective piece on the impact of the virus, entitled ‘2020: A Year to be Thankful’.

Also demonstrating their literary talents were Imogen Kemloe, who took 3rd place, and Olivia McGill and Sarah Campbell, who earned themselves worthy mentions.

You can read Maya's winning entry here.