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Motion ref. S6M-02769

Oriana Strahan’s Poem Wins First Place in Words of the World Competition

Submitted by: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Fergus Ewing, Pam Gosal, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed

That the Parliament congratulates Oriana Strahan, a 12-year-old Largs Academy pupil, on winning the Words of the World competition, which is run by Scotland’s National Centre for Languages; recognises that the competition challenges young writers to use a language other than English to highlight their ideas, hopes or advice for the world; understands that the first year pupil wrote the winning poem, Power and Peace, in Scots, on the subject of the witch trials in Scotland with an underlying message emphasising the struggles that women still face in society, in light of the recent Sarah Everard case, and wishes Oriana the best in the future as she continues with her passion for poetry.