Housebuilder challenges pupils to get creative


PUPILS from Elderbank Primary School are putting their creative writing skills to the test in a story-writing competition for World Book Day this Thursday.

Local housebuilder David Wilson Homes challenged pupils from the school to write a story about home. The writer of the winning story, chosen by staff from the housebuilder’s Montgomerie Brook development, will win £100 worth of National Book Tokens. A further £100 worth of book tokens will also be donated to the school.

Steve Mariner, sales director for David Wilson Homes in the west of Scotland, said, “We’re really looking forward to reading the stories from Elderbank Primary, and hope the children have enjoyed using their imagination and putting their creativity to the test.”

Now marked in more than 100 countries throughout the world, World Book Day was established in 1977 to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and create stories of their own. The day is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading.

David Wilson Homes’ Montgomerie Brook is a development of three bedroom terraced homes and four and five bedroom detached homes set against the backdrop of Irvine’s beautiful countryside.