Cornwall Goslings challenges youth to think of Cornwall’s future

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Cornwall Goslings challenges youth to think of Cornwall’s future
Élise. A winner of the Cornwall Goslings Initiative Summer Reading Challenge. Submitted photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Goslings Initiative is holding their latest writing challenge.

This challenge for six to 14-year-olds challenges writers to think about Cornwall’s future.

“The topic is Cornwall’s Future 2041, a fictional writing challenge where kids will answer the question; what is our town like in twenty years from now? How have we changed as a community, how have we stayed the same? How have parks/schools/businesses/housing/etc altered in the last two decades? The sky’s the limit for what they want to write about, as long it pertains to the future of our city,” reads a statement from Cornwall Goslings.

The winners of this contest will win a $50 Chapters gift certificate plus other prizes.

The Goslings Initiative last challenge, which involved local children’s author Erin Lee had 30 entrants, and they are hoping for a similar level of engagement this time.

“One thing I really liked about our last challenge was that it made for a great tool for teachers. We had one reach out to let us know she was using it as a creative writing subject in her class and I received over a dozen essays from her students. That was a lot of fun and really nice to be a part of,” states Sarah Silman of the Cornwall Goslings Initiative.

The current contest runs until Dec. 3. For more information, please visit the Cornwall Goslings Initiative website.

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