Pupils at St Margaret’s Primary in Dunfermline got creative to highlight the life of the school’s patron saint.

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 before social distancing measures were introduced, primary 7 pupil Andreea Gavril displayed her winning image along with Yishi Tan and Adelle Keddie who were 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.

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

Back row from left, Father Chris Heenan , Fraser Gillan, head of St Margaret’s Primary and Ian Moir, of Fire Station Creative. Front row from left: Yishi Tan, Andreea Gavril and Adelle Keddie.

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. So at this time especially, we need St Margaret’s example, and the children have helped us learn from that.”

He added: “The prize of 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.”

St Margaret, pray for us!