Prep schools across the country are invited to submit their best original poem on the themes below. This exciting competition will be an opportunity for the independent sector to show off its best poets and encourage pupils to use their observational language, performance and creative skills. All schools’ winning poems will be published and the top 20 poems in each category will be shortlisted for a Recital, to take place at St. Martin’s Ampleforth Prep School in February, 2016.
The competition is open to children in two age groups - Years 3 and 4 should write a poem on the theme ‘My Best Friend’ and Years 5 and 6 should write about ‘The World Around Us’. Entrants are free to use any poetic form of their choice.
The overall winner will receive an iPad mini and the runner up book tokens to the value of £50. The closing date for entries is Friday 8th January, 2016. Please hand entries to the school office. The Recital and prizegiving ceremony will be on Saturday 6th February, 2016 at St Martin’s Ampleforth Prep School, Gilling Castle.
We do hope that many of our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils will take part and we look forward to reading their entries!