Lest we forget: War charity launches schools competition

CHILDREN from across Scotland are being invited to write poetry and create artworks as part of a competition aimed at raising awareness of the First World War.

English-based commemoration charity Never Such Innocence held its first event in Scotland yesterday at Glasgow’s City Chambers, where young people from city schools read poems about the conflict, in which more than 100,000 Scots died - more per head of population than any other home nation.

Following the launch, Scots youngsters aged 9-16 are being encouraged to enter their own poems, cartoons and paintings to a competition, with prizes being presented at a special ceremony at the House of Lords in May… view